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Chinese literature still facing challenges reaching broader audience overseas

In May, the Arabic version of Decoded, the 2005 crime novel from best-selling Chinese author Mai Jia, made its Middle East debut at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/2 17:48:39

New book from US university to help address "wicked problems"

A group of scholars have written about a number of past "wicked problems" that confounded the society, economy, environment and politics in the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/2 6:57:20

Paddington Bear author Michael Bond dies aged 91

British children's writer Michael Bond, the creator of the much-loved character Paddington Bear, has died at the age of 91, his publisher HarperCollins said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/29 18:23:39

New book records the endangered culture and oral history of China's Oroqen ethnic minority

Chinese-French anthropologist Yu Shuo held a delicate model of a boat made from the bark of a birch tree sewn together with leather thread. It was a classic example of the type of traditional handicraft that Yu said few people belonging to the Oroqen - or Orochen - ethnic minority still know how to make.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 17:43:39

Window on the Chinese dream

A book on governance written by Chinese President Xi Jinping marked the 1,000-day anniversary of its debut over the weekend. With more than 6.25 million copies in 22 languages already in print worldwide, Xi Jinping: The Governance of China has set a new record in Chinese publication history.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 17:18:39

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