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Stephen King steps in to save Maine paper's book

When Stephen King's local newspaper, under financial pressure, announced it would cut regional book reviews, the horror author swooped in and managed to save the section with just a few tweets.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 17:43:40

'Frank and genuine'

"When I first met him in 2003, I noticed that he is a quiet man. He is unlikely to look at you while talking, instead he just looks down at the table," Lin Shaohua, who has translated a number of world-renowned Japanese writer Haruki Murakami's works into Chinese, told the Global Times on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/10 18:43:40

Chinese version of Tom Hank's 'Uncommon Type' pulled from stores as main translators fight over rights

The Chinese version of Tom Hanks' first book is being given extremely low scores on Chinese review sites and has been pulled from shelves following a dispute in which one of the translators of the book accused the head of the translation team of taking credit for her work.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/9 18:28:40

Dublin to hold its largest ever Spring Festival with fanfare

The largest Chinese New Year Festival ever to be held in the Irish capital Dublin will be staged on February 1-17, organizers announced in Dublin on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/9 18:28:40

Chinese writer's interpretation of 'Lolita' sparks debate in China

Even a genius like Vladimir Nabokov probably never imagined his masterpiece Lolita would ignite heated debate and controversy outside the US 63 years after its publication.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/2 17:23:39

Head of Rothschild in Russia pens fairy tales between flights

Giovanni Salvetti, the head of Rothschild in Russia and CIS, takes five flights a week in his job managing the bank's operations from Kazakhstan to Ukraine.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/26 17:58:39

Chinese poetry gala to hit stages in nearly 40 cities worldwide

A poetry-themed Spring Festival gala will be held on January 24, 2019, at the main venue of the Beijing Theater, said the organizer, the Chinese Association of Quyuan (CAQ), on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/25 16:08:40

Amazon China releases lists of bestselling books and e-books for 2018

Amazon China released lists of the bestselling books on its platform on Friday, which include both paper and Kindle formats.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/24 16:38:39

Rio's 'Harry Potter' library

From the outside, it looks like another historic edifice in Rio's rundown city center.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/23 16:28:40

'To Kill a Mockingbird' hits Broadway stage, made for Trump era

It's a story of racial injustice that is seared into the US psyche and required reading for millions of US students. Now, Harper Lee's seminal novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a Broadway smash hit, after a modern facelift from playwright Aaron Sorkin that has made the literary classic newly relevant in Trump's America.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/18 17:53:40