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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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A look into literary career of Intizar Hussain

Pakistani author Intizar Hussain, widely recognised as one of the greatest Urdu writers in history, died on February 2, 2016 aged 92 in Lahore. The prolific author was known for his novels, short stories, columns and poetry and belatedly saw worldwide recognition when he was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2013 and…

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Harry Potter novels available in ebook format

LONDON: J.K. Rowling's best-selling “Harry Potter” novels are available for the first time in ebook format on the new website dedicated to the boy wizard adventures. The seven stories, which have sold an estimated 450 million copies worldwide and spawned a successful eight-film movie franchise, went on sale on Tuesday at the Pottermore site set…

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Writer of Islamic historical novels Naseem Hijazi’s anniversary today

Staff ReportKARACHI: Creator of several Islamic historical novels, Urdu writer Naseem HIjazi is being remembered on his death anniversary today (Friday).Sharif Husain more commonly by his pseudonym Naseem Hijazi was an Urdu writer who is well-known for his novels dealing with Islamic history. He was born in Pre-Partition India in an Arain family and migrated…

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2 Crichton novels to be published posthumously

NEW YORK: Two novels by “Jurassic Park” author Michael Crichton, one finished by him before his death last year and the other to be completed based on his notes, will be published posthumously, his publisher said on Monday. Crichton, a doctor turned novelist and filmmaker whose books have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide,…

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