New books by favourite authors in the first quarter of 2022

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Why Murakami resonates with young readers

Haruki Murakami is perhaps one of the most celebrated and well known writers of not only Japan but all of contemporary literature. His writing is humorous, hypnotic,

Paulo Coelho, where are you?

I love it when Paulo Coelho’s books start with a challenge or a quest, and The Archer (Penguin Random House, 2020), accordingly, does not fail to open with an intriguing pursuit.  Upon reading the...

Anwara Syed Haq and Wasi Ahmed win the first Abu Rushd Literary Award

Anwara Syed Haq has won the award for her novel, Chokh, and Wasi Ahmed for his, titled, Borofkol.

Gyankosh Prokashoni to publish book about the stock market

Gyankosh Prokashoni has announced the publication of a book on the stock market at the upcoming Amar Ekushey Boi Mela 2022. 

Diversity and nuance mark the Bangladeshi experience in Sohana Manzoor's 'Our Many Longings: Contemporary Short Fiction From Bangladesh'

So many words have been used to describe this nation in the last 50 years. Started from a bottomless basket, and along the way we’ve been called resilient, passionate, corrupt, greedy, full of warmth.

Lucy Foley’s ‘The Guest List’: Murder and intrigue at a secret celebrity wedding

The Guest List is a classic who-dun-it murder mystery, reminiscent of Dame Agatha Christie’s stories. Lucy Foley’s second novel takes us to a lavish celebrity wedding on a remote island off-coast...

Pashe Achi Initiative distributes books in exchange for plastic waste

In the latest initiative of Gronthomongol, a project aimed at rescuing the Nilkhet book market from the economic blows brought by the pandemic, youth organisation Pashe Achi Initiative are...

The comfort of books amidst wedding lights

It is December again and as evenings set in, Dhaka becomes brighter than it has been in the past few months.

Han Kang's 'The Vegetarian': Surrealism and suffering in South Korea

Han Kang’s atmospheric novel, The Vegetarian (Portobello, 2016), is an evocative look at the psychosis of a woman plagued by her own humanity. In a masterstroke,

Hasan Azizul Haque was in tears after watching ‘Khacha’

Ekushey Padak-winning author Hasan Azizul Haque passed away on November 15, at his residence in Rajshahi. He was 82.

Ekushey Boi Mela plans for 2022

After the low turnout at Amar Ekushey Boi Mela this year, the Academic and Creative Publishers Association of Bangladesh hosted a discussion seminar on November 16, with notable authors, publishers...