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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

Children's novelist Paula Fox dies at 93

Award-winning children's novelist Paula Fox, known for frankly exploring abandonment and loss, has died in New York. She was 93.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/6 18:58:39

Murakami novel acknowledges Nanjing Massacre, sets off online frenzy

Japanese contemporary best-selling author Haruki Murakami has earned plaudits from many Chinese citizens after releasing his latest novel, "Killing Commendatore," which acknowledges the large-scale loss of civilian life during the Nanjing Massacre.
Source: | 2017/3/4 10:58:38

Rare comic books with Superman, Batman first appearance to put on auction

Rare copies of comic books dating back to the mid-1930s in which Superman and Batman made their first appearances are to be auctioned in May in Connecticut, US, local media said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/4 7:09:14