Manil Suri http://nwpr.org en For The Ruling In India, Two Books To Measure Its Impact http://nwpr.org/post/ruling-india-two-books-measure-its-impact In a surprise move, the Indian Supreme Court this week ruled to uphold a ban on gay sex. The ban, instituted under British colonial authority more than 150 years ago, had been repealed in 2009. With its reinstatement, the law, also known as Section 377, once again makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison.<p>In order to understand the effects of this law, we turn again to literature to acquaint us with the lives the ruling touches. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:03:00 +0000 Ruth Franklin 38795 at http://nwpr.org For The Ruling In India, Two Books To Measure Its Impact Book News: Manil Suri Takes Bad Sex In Fiction Award http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-manil-suri-takes-bad-sex-fiction-award <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Manil Suri has won the <em>Literary Review</em>'s annual <a href="http://www.literaryreview.co.uk/badsex2013.php">Bad Sex in Fiction Award</a> for his novel <em>The City of Devi</em>. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:22:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 38281 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Manil Suri Takes Bad Sex In Fiction Award Book News: Arthur C. Clarke's DNA Headed For A New Space Odyssey http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-arthur-c-clarkes-dna-headed-new-space-odyssey <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>When NASA launches its <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/tdm/solarsail/solarsail_overview.html">first solar sail mission into deep space</a>, it'll be carrying DNA from some of the late, legendary science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke's hair. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:43:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 30042 at http://nwpr.org