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Two 'Little Prince' watercolors fetch 520,000 euros at Paris auction

Two watercolors of The Little Prince, French polymath Antoine de Saint-Exupery's world-famous golden-haired creation, fetched more than half a million euros at auction in Paris on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/15 16:13:39

Migrant worker goes from pig farmer to one of China's highest-paid online authors

A former assembly line worker and pig farmer, Li Zhi said his life changed completely after he began writing stories online in 2013.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/14 17:38:40

Indian author Arundhati Roy releases first novel in 20 years

Arundhati Roy's eagerly awaited second novel goes on sale Tuesday, two decades after her prize-winning debut The God of Small Things propelled her to global fame and launched her career as an outspoken critic of injustice in her native India.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/6 17:13:39

National Library of Norway to digitize Nigerian literature

The National Library of Norway said Monday it would digitize literature from Nigeria following a seemingly unprecedented agreement which organizers hope will lead to an "African digital library."
Source: AFP | 2017/5/30 16:58:39

Not yet forgotten

Adventurer, Orientalist, spy: The remarkable story of Spanish explorer Ali Bey al-Abbassi is to be told on the silver screen for the first time, two centuries after his death.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/30 16:58:39

Chinese poet Jidi Majia's selected poems published in Hungary

The selected poems of noted Chinese poet Jidi Majia were presented on Monday in Hungary's capital Budapest at a ceremony organized by the Hungarian Pen Club in the Royal Castle, in the presence of the poet himself.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 7:23:33

British police issue global appeal after rare Harry Potter prequel stolen

Police in Britain's Birmingham city issued a global appeal Friday after a rare Harry Potter prequel, handwritten on a postcard by the author J. K. Rowling, was stolen during a burglary at a house in the city.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/13 8:51:55

Seven-volume 'Belt and Road Series' debuts in six languages in Beijing ahead of B&R Forum for International Cooperation

Seven-volume Belt and Road Series made its debut at a launch ceremony in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/10 17:18:39

Director-general of the China Written Works Copyright Society discusses major Chinese-Russian inter-translation project

The pride in Zhang Hongbo's voice was clear as he talked about his visit to Moscow immediately prior to the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) that was held in late August 2016.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/9 18:08:39

Former US president Bill Clinton co-writes White House thriller

Bill Clinton might have hoped to spend this year back in the White House as the US' "first gentleman," should his wife Hillary have won the 2016 election.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/9 17:38:39