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2010-05-10 12:09:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dan David Prize award ceremony took place yesterday at Tel Aviv University, in the presence of Mr. Isaac Herzog, Minister of Welfare and Social Services, Prof. Joseph Klafter, President of Tel Aviv University and Chairman of the Board Dan David Prize, Mr. Dan David, Founder of the Dan David Prize, the 2010 Dan David Prize laureates, foreign ambassadors, and prominent academic and business figures from Israel and abroad. To view the...

2010-02-16 08:00:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, February 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The international Dan David Prize, which annually awards three prizes of US$1 million each for outstanding achievement, announced the names of its 2010 laureates today. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100215/377683 ) The Dan David Prize is named after international businessman and philanthropist Dan David and is headquartered at Tel Aviv University. The laureates, who donate 10% of their prize money towards 20 doctoral...

2008-09-10 06:00:19

By Martyn McLaughlin THE shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize was announced yesterday, favouring young debut authors as opposed to established literary heavyweights. While two first-time novelists garnered sufficient nominations, there was no place for Sir Salman Rushdie, who had been widely tipped to win the prestigious award once again. Also omitted was Netherland by Joseph O'Neill, a post 9/11 narrative of New York and cricket, and Michelle de Kretser's The Lost Dog, both of...

2008-07-30 06:00:38

By David Robinson SALMAN Rushdie, whose Midnight's Children was this month voted the best Booker winner ever, was yesterday longlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize for his novel The Enchantress of Florence. Of the 13 writers on the list, five are first-time authors: Indian novelist Aravinda Adiga (The White Tiger); Australian Steve Toltz (A Fraction of the Whole); Pakistani journalist Mohammed Hanif (A Case of Exploding Mangoes); Gaynor Arnold (Girl in a Blue Dress) from Wales; and...

2008-07-30 00:00:31

By Boyd Tonkin Literary Editor LET'S GET the annual squall of outrage over first. Kieron Smith, Boy by James Kelman deserved at least a shortlist place in this year's Man Booker contest. Indeed, the beautifully observed, deeply affecting first-person portrait of a Glasgow childhood outshines Roddy Doyle's Dublin equivalent, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha - which won the prize in 1993. No novelist in Britain - apart, that is, from Salman Rushdie - suffers more from snide and stupid caricatures of...

2006-09-05 12:20:00

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - An intriguing love triangle set in the world's largest tiger reserve is being turned into a Bollywood film, in a rare celluloid adaptation of a best-selling Indian novel. "The Hungry Tide" will be set in the United States, Cambodia and the Sunderbans mangrove forest along India's east coast, famous for its tigers and crocodiles and crisscrossed by hundreds of creeks and islands frequently hidden by tides. Bollywood has often adapted Western as well...

2006-09-05 06:33:23

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - An intriguing love triangle set in the world's largest tiger reserve is being turned into a Bollywood film, in a rare celluloid adaptation of a best-selling Indian novel. "The Hungry Tide" will be set in the United States, Cambodia and the Sunderbans mangrove forest along India's east coast, famous for its tigers and crocodiles and criss-crossed by hundreds of creeks and islands frequently hidden by tides. Bollywood has often adapted...


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