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Pakistani comic book creators go to Dubai fiction convention

DUBAI: AzCorp comics, Pakistani comic book creators, are displaying their comic books at the Middle East Film and Comic Con in Dubai. AzCorp Entertainment creates meaningful, thematic, and entertaining content for kids, teens, and young adults. Comic books are available for sale at MEFCC. Titles available include the launched issues of Sheeba and the Private…

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Report on ‘The Reality of CPEC: Facts VS Fiction’ launched

NEWS DESK: A research report on ‘The Reality of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC): Facts Vs. Fiction’ was launched in Islamabad on Monday, reported Radio Pakistan. It aims at removing misconceptions about the CPEC project and provides factual insight of the project. Rejecting the impression that Pakistan will not gain any economic benefits from the…

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Books Children Read!

By Gulrukh Tausif Stories that you read and hear in your childhood stay with you all your life. Sometimes as a wisp of a memory and sometimes as a lesson etched into your mind. I have always loved reading and I used to read a lot of Urdu and English books in my youth. There…

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This Pakistani aims to fly higher and higher

NEWS DESK: Using the power of imagination, this Pakistani science fiction artist goes beyond the realm of reality. Watch here:

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'The Girl on the Train' tops US bestsellers list for fifth week

NEW YORK: The debut thriller by author Paula Hawkins, “The Girl on the Train,” held tight to the No. 1 spot on the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday for the fifth consecutive week. Data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors across the United States is used to compile the list. Hardcover…

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Shamsie, Tanveer, Lahiri in shortlist for S. Asia fiction prize

NEW DELHI: Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri along with Pakistan’s Kamila Shamsie and Bilal Tanveer are among the five frontrunners for next year's DSC Prize, one of South Asia's biggest literary awards, according to the shortlist announced in London. The five writers on the 2015 shortlist are a step closer to winning the $50,000…

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Short story writer Lydia Davis wins Man Booker International fiction prize

LONDON: American short story writer Lydia Davis won the fifth Man Booker International Prize for fiction on Wednesday for a body of work that includes some of the briefest tales ever published.Davis, a professor of creative writing at the University of Albany, is best known for work that Observer critic William Skidelsky once said “redefines…

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Fiction writer Ibn-e-Safi’s anniversary

All time popular suspense writer Ibn-e-Safi was remembered on his death anniversary on July 26.

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Fiction writer Ibn-e-Safi’s anniversary today

Staff ReportKARACHI: Renowned prolific fiction writer, novelist and poet of Urdu Ibn-e-Safi is being remembered on his death anniversary today (Thursday).His real name was Asrar Ahmad while, Ibn-e-Safi was his pen name.Ibn e Safi was born on July 26, 1928 in the town 'Nara' of district Allahabad, India. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree…

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Science fiction author Ray Bradbury dead at 91

NEW YORK: Ray Bradbury, a giant of American literature who helped popularize science fiction with works such as “The Martian Chronicles,” died on Tuesday at age 91, his publisher said on Wednesday.Bradbury published more than 500 works including “Fahrenheit 451,” a classic novel about book censorship in a future society, and other favorites such as…

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Fiction film technology to shine at Academy Awards

SAN FRANCISCO: No matter which captivating film wins the Oscar for visual effects at next month's Academy Awards ceremony, software savants at Autodesk will be taking a bow. And if blockbuster “Avatar” or the compelling “District 9” take top honor as Best Picture, engineers at the Northern California firm will be able to bask in…

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Egypt author wins Arab fiction prize for Beelzebub

LONDON: Egyptian writer and scholar Youssef Ziedan won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction on Monday with “Azazeel” (Beelzebub), his best-selling novel which angered the Egyptian Coptic Church. The award is unofficially known as the “Arabic Booker,” and is held in association with Britain's Booker Prize Foundation which operates the coveted literary award. Beelzebub, set…

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