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    A decade after death, Solzhenitsyn draws a blank with young Russians

    MOSCOW, Aug 2 — A decade after the hugely influential author's death, some young Russians admit to only a passing knowledge of Russian dissident writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn,...

  • Belgian comic book artist William Vance dies at 82

    5 months ago

    Belgian comic book artist William Vance dies at 82

    BRUSSELS, May 15 — Belgian comic book artist William Vance, whose action adventure series XIII was popular in the French-speaking world, died late yesterday, his publisher...

  • 2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo turmoil

    5 months ago

    2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo turmoil

  • Was the best art in the world destroyed before we were born?

    5 months ago

    Was the best art in the world destroyed before we were born?

  • Swedish Academy to announce Friday whether it will delay Nobel literature prize

    5 months ago

    Swedish Academy to announce Friday whether it will delay Nobel literature prize

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    Marx at 200: Germany torn over revolutionary’s legacy

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    ‘Fourth Estate’ tracks ‘New York Times’ and a year with Trump

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    George RR Martin's 'Fire and Blood' out in November

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    ‘Winds of Winter’ not coming in 2018, says ‘Thrones’ author Martin

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    5 months ago

    Nobel Literature Prize for 2018 in doubt after crisis

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    Palestinian novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah wins top Arab prize

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    World’s richest country showcases ancient books in new library

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    Ex-FBI chief Comey's book sells 600,000 in first week, says publisher

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    'Sing, Unburied, Sing,' 'Home Fire' shortlisted for Women's Prize

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    Looking for a book in Tagalog or Thai? Find it at Migrant Library Singapore

    'SINGAPORE, April 23 — Every Sunday, construction worker Ded Nath Subrata spends about three hours at the Migrant Library at Farrer Park, his nose buried in books by his...

  • Swedish Academy admits names of Nobel prize winners were leaked

    6 months ago

    Swedish Academy admits names of Nobel prize winners were leaked

    STOCKHOLM, April 20 — The Swedish Academy, which picks the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, acknowledged today that names of some previous prize winners had been leaked...

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    Comey’s tell-all book piques readers’ interest, stoked by Trump’s fury

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  • Famed UK royal biographer says Diana would approve of Meghan

    6 months ago

    Famed UK royal biographer says Diana would approve of Meghan

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    Malay Mail journalist launches ‘Unapologetic’ book

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    In stunning book, Comey sheds moral high ground for politics

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    Is Indonesian literature written in English still Indonesian literature?

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  • 6 months ago

    Independent publishers vie for Man Booker International Prize

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  • 6 months ago

    Release date set for Tolkien story ‘The Fall of Gondolin’

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  • 6 months ago

    Holocaust letters contained ‘a lot of hope’, exhibit shows

    TEL AVIV, April 11 — “Hope to see you in good health, a thousand kisses, mommy,” were the last words Betty’s mother wrote to her before being sent with her eight-week-old...

  • Graphic novel tells story of UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (VIDEO)

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    Graphic novel tells story of UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (VIDEO)

    LONDON, April 10 — Fans of Britain’s royal family eagerly awaiting Prince Harry’s wedding to American actress Meghan Markle next month can read about the couple’s romance...

  • Meghan Markle craves ‘Diana 2.0’ role, biography reveals

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    Meghan Markle craves ‘Diana 2.0’ role, biography reveals

    LONDON, April 9 — Meghan Markle has her heart set on becoming “Diana 2.0”, according to a new biography of Prince Harry’s fiancee that details her lifelong embrace of good...

  • 6 months ago

    Books that use fables to teach kids about tolerance

    JAKARTA, April 9 — Moka is a little monkey. He is asked to deliver bananas to his sick grandmother. Along the way, he forgets the directions to her house. Other animals in the...

  • 6 months ago

    Victor Hugo, the hero and lover, enjoys big TV revival

    CANNES, April 9 — He is worshipped as a saint in thousands of Vietnamese temples, held up as a prophet of European unity and a human rights hero for his campaigning against the...

  • Three quit in protest as #MeToo scandal rocks Nobel literature academy

    6 months ago

    Three quit in protest as #MeToo scandal rocks Nobel literature academy

    STOCKHOLM, April 7 — Three prominent members of the Swedish Academy resigned yesterday in protest at close ties between the institution, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize,...

  • 6 months ago

    Middle East Comic Con kicks off in Dubai

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