#Literature

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Gay magazines were sold under-the -counter in the 1950s. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • Adolf Brand's 'Der Eigene' was the first gay journal
  • The first homosexual magazine in the US -'ONE' - was published in 1953
  • Pink pages' and 'Gaylaxy' have been at the forefront of LGBT activism in India

.New York, NY, USA
Eric Carle died at the age of 91. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ericcarle)

  • Eric Carle described himself as a “picture writer”
  • He was born in Syracuse, New York
  • Carle moved to Germany at the age of six with his family

.New Delhi, Delhi, India

  • A posthumous novel by late John le Carré to be published on the master spy writer's  90th birth anniversary
  • His books have been adapted  for both film and television over the years
  • 'Silverview' was penned before the author's death from pneumonia in December

.Tokyo, Japan
Kentaro Miura's best-known creation Berserk was based on two main characters lone mercenary Guts and Griffith

  • Kentaro Miura was a Japanese manga artist and author
  • Manga are comics or graphic novels originating from Japan
  • In 2002, Miura received the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize ,an yearly prize awarded to manga artists

Amazon Quiz (May 10, 2021): Novelist Sharankumar Limbale was awarded which of these prizes in 2021 for his novel 'Sanatan'? 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Rabindranath Tagore was a staunch believer of universal humanity and wrote several novels and poems about lives of people in colonial India. (Photo credit: Twitter/ @VSReddy_MP)

  • Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian polymath, poet, author and social reformer
  • He was born on May 7, 1861 in Kolkata
  • Tagore was the first Indian to receive a Nobel Prize for 'Gitanjali', a collection of poems

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Meghan Markle to release a book based on Prince Harry and Archie. (Photo Credit:AFP)

  • Illustrator Christian Robinson will illustrate and the audiobook will be narrated by Meghan
  • The book titled “The Bench” will be released on June 8
  • The book will also feature various other stories of fathers and sons

.London, UK
JK Rowling's Harry Potter sold more than 500 million copies. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • JK Rowling's latest book is titled - 'The Christmas Pig'
  • Rowling's latest will be released simultaneously in 20 countries
  • The Scottish author realeased a fairy tale titled "The Ickabog" last year

The author of the book also took to issue an apology. (Photo Credit: UnSplash)

  • Scholastic pulled a book from the popular “Captain Underpants” author 
  • The book under scrutiny is Dav Pilkey's  “The Adventures of Ook and Gluk”
  • "Together, we recognize that this book perpetuates passive racism," Scholastic said

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Rabindranath Tagore (left) met fellow Nobel Laureate Albert Einstein in his home at Berlin, Germany in 1930 where they discussed science, philosophy and religion. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @NobelPrize)

  • World Poetry Day is celebrated every year on March 21 
  • Tagore was awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for his collection of poems, Gitanjali
  • He was the second non-European to receive the honour