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Surfer memoir wins best American book prize

A surfing memoir already hailed as a classic won the inaugural Prix America Monday for the best book published in or about the US.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/27 17:03:39

Hogwarts, horcruxes and hippogriffs: 'Harry Potter' series turns 20

Harry Potter turns 20 on Monday as muggle readers in gowns and glasses from Indonesia to Uruguay will celebrate the birth of a global publishing phenomenon in 1997.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/26 18:08:39

China publishes book series on Japan's invasion of China

China unveiled a historical book series on Monday to disclose the atrocities of Japanese forces, as the 80th anniversary of the 1937 "July 7 Incident" approaches.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/20 8:32:33

Award-winning authors take on Israeli occupation with new book 'Kingdom of Olives and Ash'

A group of award-winning authors on Sunday launched a book highlighting Israel's 50-year occupation of the Palestinian territories, raising money for an NGO hated by the Israeli government.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/19 17:38:39

Grossman wins Man Booker

Israeli author David Grossman won the Man Booker International Prize on Wednesday, sharing the 50,000 pound ($64,000) award with translator Jessica Cohen.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/15 17:58:39

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