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Chinese writer popularizes gossip tone under new style

Best-selling writer Gu Mengjie brought a new artistic literacy through his latest book Small Talk of Myth which talks about Greek Mythology based artwork in a gossip chit-chat style.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/8 19:03:39

Leading Chinese poets in spotlight at literary fest

Forty years after Bei Dao wrote the epochal poem The Answer, Chinese people still remember the famous line of this Nobel Prize candidate: “Debasement is the password of the base, and nobility the epitaph of the noble.”
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/2 19:18:39

Science fiction growing ever more popular in China

Following on the huge success of The Three-Body Problem, a milestone science fiction trilogy written by Liu Cixin, another Chinese writer Hao Jingfang was declared the winner of 2016 Hugo Award for her short science fiction, Folding Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/1 8:52:00

Prominent Israeli writer resigns after harassment allegations

Prominent Israeli journalist Ari Shavit, whose book My Promised Land became a bestseller in the US, said Sunday he was resigning from his newspaper and television posts after sexual harassment allegations.
Source: AFP | 2016/10/31 19:48:39

Simplified Chinese version of eighth book reignites Harry Potter craze in China

Along with the demise of Voldemort nine years ago, some fans sighed about the end of Harry Potter series and their childhood dreams. No one expected that the wizard's charm will be back again; though the craze was stirred by an advance stage production which debuted in London three months ago.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/30 19:53:39

Paul Beatty becomes first US author to win Man Booker Prize

Paul Beatty has become the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sellout, which the novelist said should not be read as a "mono-directional" take on race.
Source: AFP | 2016/10/26 19:33:39

Book on Xi's Long March remarks published

A compilation of remarks by Chinese President Xi Jinping at a gathering to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the success of the Long March has been published by the People's Publishing House, the publisher said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/10/24 16:34:48

‘A Collection of Song Dynasty Paintings’ donated to Free University of Berlin

Chinese representatives donated a copy of multi-volume series A Collection of Song Dynasty Paintings to the Free University of Berlin at a cultural exchange conference in Germany on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/20 19:33:39

‘Keywords to Understand China’ makes global debut at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany

The multilingual book Keywords to Understand China made its global debut at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany on Wednesday. Intended to be part of a larger series, this first volume, published by The New World Press, aims to offer expert introductions to the key governance philosophies of China’s current CPC central leadership headed by Xi Jinping, thereby providing international audiences a window into China’s political thinking, policies, and path of development.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/20 19:28:39

A look at what’s on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s shelves

During his speech at the Forum on Literature and Art in Beijing on October 15, 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for writers to deepen their understanding of the significance of literature and art today. The president’s call had a huge impact. The past two years since his speech has seen the publication of a large amount of outstanding Chinese literary works.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/17 19:43:40