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Man Booker Prize expands to all writers in English

Man Booker Prize expands to all writers in English

Britain’s Man Booker Prize announced on Wednesday that it was expanding to cover all novels written in the English language, saying it would welcome authors whether they come from ‘Chicago, Sheffield or Shanghai’.

Alison wins artist of the year award

Alison wins artist of the year award

Trumpeter Alison Balsom has become the first British woman to win artist of the year at the prestigious Gramophone Classical Music Awards.

‘I’ve always viewed myself as American’

‘I’ve always viewed myself as American’

Nina Davuluri is not the first Miss America of colour. She is not even the first Asian-American to wear the crown. But her victory has clearly struck a chord in some quarters.

Varied views of femininity at London fashion week

Varied views of femininity at London fashion week

Neon colours and geometric forms at Roksanda Ilincic and pastel-coloured lace and cashmere at Burberry Prorsum offered contrasting interpretations of femininity at London Fashion Week on Monday.

Pop singer Pink named Woman of the Year

Pop singer Pink named Woman of the Year

Pop singer Pink has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year after scoring her first ever No. 1 album this year.

Doctor convicted in Jackson death leaves prison

Doctor convicted in Jackson death leaves prison

Michael Jackson’s personal physician, convicted of manslaughter for administering a lethal dose of anaesthetic to the pop singer, was released from a Los Angeles prison on Monday after serving half of his four-year sentence.

Special drama ‘Goru Jokhon Guru’

Special drama ‘Goru Jokhon Guru’

Ekushey Television will celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with a six-day programme featuring special dramas and telefilms.

‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ tops US box office

‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ tops US box office

Horror sequel ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ has topped the US box office with takings of $41m.

Elton John inspired by Dylan

Elton John inspired by Dylan

Music icon Sir Elton John will release ‘The Diving Board’, his first album since 2006’s ‘The Captain and the Kid’, on Monday and he revealed the folk pioneer’s record ‘Modern Times’ persuaded him to push on with his own career.

Nina new Miss America

Nina new Miss America

Nina Davuluri became the first contestant of Indian heritage and the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America pageant Sunday night.

‘12 Years A Slave’ wins top prize At Toronto

‘12 Years A Slave’ wins top prize At Toronto

Steve McQueen’s ‘12 Years a Slave’ won the top prize at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. The film, based on a memoir of a free black man sold into slavery from 1853, won the Blackberry People’s Choice award.

Saudi Arabia submits first film for Oscars

Saudi Arabia submits first film for Oscars

Haifaa Al Mansour’s drama ‘Wadjda’, about a young girl determined to win money to buy a bicycle she’s forbidden to ride, has been selected as Saudi Arabia’s official submission for the Oscar’s foreign-language category.

London Fashion Week begins with burst of Turkish colour

London Fashion Week begins with burst of Turkish colour

London Fashion Week got off to a colourful start on Friday with a sun-drenched trip to the Aegean Sea courtesy of Turkish designer Bora Aksu, who whisked trend-setters away from Britain’s dreary autumn drizzle.

Audio pioneer Dolby dies aged 80

Audio pioneer Dolby dies aged 80

Ray Dolby, the US engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and pioneered noise reduction in audio recordings, has died in San Francisco aged 80.

Nicole Kidman knocked over by a man

Nicole Kidman knocked over by a man

Nicole Kidman was knocked over by a man who crashed into her on a bicycle as she left a fashion show in New York on Thursday.