George Saunders Wins the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

London , Oct 18

The "unique" and "extraordinary" novel, " Lincoln in the Bardo," by noted American short story writer George Saunders that tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's grief after the death of his young son has been declared as the winner of 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize for fiction

London , Oct 18

Leading American short story writer George Saunders has been declared as the winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for fiction for his "unique" and "extraordinary" debut novel "Lincoln in the Bardo".

International experts gather in Chile to probe Neruda's death

Santiago , Oct 17

A global team of scientists gathered in the Chilean capital with the goal of determining whether the 1973 death of poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda was the result of cancer or of poison administered on the orders of dictator Augusto Pinochet.

Countdown to Man Booker Prize begins

London , Oct 16

The much-awaited 50,000 pounds Man Booker Prize 2017, the shortlist of which features novels by three men and three women exploring unusual and challenging themes along with a neck-and-neck fight between American heavyweights and British novelists, will be announced on Tuesday.

Amazon executive quits over sexual harassment claim

New York , Oct 18

In yet another high-profile exit over sexual harrasment at work, Amazon Studios head Roy Price has quit following allegations that he sexually harassed Isa Hackett, a producer in Amazon series "Man in the High Castle," in 2015.

Morocco, Unesco sign pact to preserve crafts

Paris , Oct 17

Morocco and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) signed an agreement here on Tuesday to create a "National Living Human Treasures System", an essential component of the national cultural heritage.

Oscars Academy votes to expel Harvey Weinstein

Los Angeles , Oct 15

The board of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has voted overwhelmingly to expel Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein after the powerful media mogul was accused of sexual abuse and physical assault during the course of his career.