ARTS >> Books

'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

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