ARTS >> Books

China publishes books on "two sessions"

A series of books of selected transcripts of press conferences held during this year's two sessions have been published by the People's Publishing House, the publisher said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/24 18:10:56

University of Macao confers honorary doctorate to writer Jia Pingwa

Noted author Jia Pingwa was conferred an honorary doctorate degree by the University of Macao (UM) here on Wednesday in recognition of his outstanding contributions to contemporary Chinese literature.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 7:30:12

Popular Japanese authors including Keigo Higashino and Haruki Murakami open door for others in China

While things have been getting tough for South Korean productions, there has been a growing refocus on Japan, especially when it comes to two authors in particular. Following Haruki Murakami's latest novel Killing Commendatore, the film adaptation of Keigo Higashino's The Devotion of Suspect X will hit cinemas on March 31.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 18:38:39

Inspector Morse author Colin Dexter passes away at age 86

British crime writer Colin Dexter, best known for his popular Inspector Morse character, died on Tuesday at the age of 86, his publisher said in a statement.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/22 18:08:39

China Writers Rich List to translate classic world literature into Chinese

The China Writers Rich List kicked off a new project aimed at increasing interest in classic world literature in China on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 18:13:41

‘Bridges of Madison County’ author Waller dies at age 77

Robert James Waller, author of the best-selling novel The Bridges of Madison County, has died at the age of 77, his literary agency said on Friday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/12 16:48:39

China to publish Analects of Confucius for Belt and Road countries

China will publish the Analects of Confucius -- a collection of ideas and sayings from the Chinese philosopher -- in five languages for Belt and Road countries this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/12 15:35:15

Hugo Award winner Hao Jingfang releases interactive fiction

Hao Jingfang, who won the last year's Hugo Award, has released a piece of interactive fiction she composed with five other authors in Shanghai.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/8 9:09:03

Scholars debate the pros and cons of Chinese history books written by foreigners

Books on Chinese history written by foreign scholars have seen a boom in sales in China’s bookstores in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/7 19:08:39

S.African poet, activist Breyten Breytenbach awarded in Poland

A jury in Warsaw on Monday named South African writer and anti-apartheid activist Breyten Breytenbach as the recipient of the 2017 Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award, named after the Polish poet and philosopher.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/7 17:53:39