Star Books Report

‘Untranquil Recollections’: Revisiting the past with Professor Rehman Sobhan

On March 9, 2024, University Press Limited (UPL) hosted a discussion with Professor Rehman Sobhan, moderated by Dr Akhter Mahmood, on the two volumes of 'Untranquil Recollections'

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Court rules: Elif Shafak found guilty of plagiarism

The court also ruled that the Türkiye-based Dogan Kitap Publishing House was liable for material compensation as well as moral damages.

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The changes in our reading habits this year

The changes in our reading habits this year

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UPL organises Book Talk highlighting the essence of Bengali poets writing in English

In this discussion, a throughline was drawn from the early 20th century to the early 21st.

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An evening of spooks and screams

Each submission, whether poem or prose, was limited to 250 words, and the first team to complete all the prompts would be crowned the winning house.

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Poet Asad Chowdhury no more

With the publication of his first collection of poems, Tabak Deya Paan in 1975, Bangla literary scene witnessed the emergence of a powerful new voice.

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Book-Buzz back with its second iteration

Ushinor Majumdar’s book details how, since Partition, the Pakistan military junta had continued to exert unjust power over Bengal and its resident Bengalis.

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Eminent author, journalist Gita Mehta passes away

Mehta also directed the documentary film Dateline Bangladesh based on her time stationed in Bangladesh during the war.

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August 7, 2023
August 7, 2023

The "original and thrilling": The Booker Prizes announces 2023 longlist

The novels are small revolutions, each seeking to energise and awaken the language. Together, they offer startling portraits of the current.

July 26, 2023
July 26, 2023

'Small World City': A new speculative literary magazine on the horizon

The creators of Small World City believe that Dhaka’s literary community deserves better recognition and representation, both domestically and globally.

July 12, 2023
July 12, 2023

ULAB Creative Writing Certificate Course returns

This year’s sessions will be facilitated by eminent academics, writers, and professionals in their field, such as Professor Kaiser Haq, Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam, Professor Azfar Hussain, Professor Shamsad Mortuza, Arifa Ghani Rahman, and Maisha Hossain.

June 18, 2023
June 18, 2023

A day of festivities to celebrate 19 years of Baatighar

Baatighar has organised an evening of music and discussion at its Dhaka outlet on June 18, 2023, from 6 PM onwards.

June 15, 2023
June 15, 2023

Can we process trauma through writing?

Iffat Nawaz, together with The Daily Star’s Books & Literary Editor, Sarah Anjum Bari, will discuss the act and impact of processing traumatic memories through writing. 

June 11, 2023
June 11, 2023

Himal Fiction Fest to showcase the next era of South Asian storytelling

Over the two-week period, six original short stories by emerging South Asian writers will be published on Himal Southasia’s website

June 7, 2023
June 7, 2023

Shantona Shantuma: A pioneering manga artist duo in Bangladesh

The ambition was to popularise Bangladeshi manga. At first the initiative was voluntary but later they succeeded to commercialise the publication.

June 4, 2023
June 4, 2023

UPL Summer Book Fair 2023 underway

Some of UPL’s best selling titles include 'Political Parties in India' (2022) by Abdul Razzaq and a Bangla translation of Yuval Noah Harari’s 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind' (2014).

June 1, 2023
June 1, 2023

Random House Canada accepting open submissions from underrepresented writers

Following submission, the editorial team will respond to writers they are interested within six months.

June 1, 2023
June 1, 2023

A Rajshahi University scholar who has helped little magazines thrive

Four little magazines have been published under his editorship.

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