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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: People.cn | 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

Obamas sign bumper book deal with Penguin Random House

New York-based publisher Penguin Random House has won the book industry's most coveted contract: a deal to produce the memoirs of former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/1 17:08:39

Chinese version of BBC letter-reading program 'Letters Live' strikes a chord with audiences by presenting human stories

On stage, a performer slowly and affectionately reads from a book - this is not some theatrical play, but a scene from Reader, the hottest TV show in China right now.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/1 16:58:39

US writer discusses the transformation of rural Northeast China

Seemingly at odds with news that China's villages were emptying, when author Michael Meyer first arrived in Northeast China he had a difficult time finding an empty house to rent. He ended up sharing a house with a Manchu rice farmer in Dahuangdi, or "Wasteland," a village in Jilin Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 19:03:39

Well-known Chinese writer and scholar Wang Meng brings ancient philosophy to modern world

Ten years after publishing a book on Taoist philosophy, scholar Wang Meng launched a new book on Sunday, De Minxin De Tianxia (得民心得天下, lit: Acquire the hearts of the people, acquire the world), that seeks to enlighten readers about the Confucian classic Mencius.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 18:28:39

Popular game show on ancient Chinese poetry hints at return of traditional culture

Game show Chinese Poetry Conference, which just completed its second season on China Central Television (CCTV), has brought ancient Chinese poetry back into the public spotlight.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/15 18:33:39

China displays feast of culture at Cairo International Book Fair

Sally Ramadan, a book manager of the Chinese section at 2017 Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF), has been bustling about for the final stage of the event, as she proudly caught sight of some Arab children huddling and giggling while reading the picture books she herself help translated.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/9 8:08:13