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Clifford Irving, author of fake Howard Hughes autobiography, dead at 87

Clifford Irving, the US novelist who went to prison after his claim to have collaborated on an autobiography of eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes was exposed as a hoax, has died at the age of 87.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/24 17:43:40

Book chains better watch out: Amazon is coming to town

Bookstores are a go-to for the procrastinating gift-getter, a one-stop shop that has a little something for everyone.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/24 16:58:40

Famous Chinese author's books released in Hindi in New Delhi

Two popular books, Red Poppies and Hollow Mountain, originally written by Chinese celebrated author Alai were released in Hindi in India on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/21 17:08:39

China to bring its best to Cuba's 2018 book fair: Chinese official

China will bring the best of its literature and culture to the Cuba 2018 International Book Fair to strengthen bilateral cultural ties, Yao Fei, political counselor of the Chinese embassy to the island nation, said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/20 18:38:39

Nigeria turns the page on literary past

Mention Nigerian literature and the first names likely to spring to mind are Chinua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart, or the venerable Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/19 17:18:39

Abandoned factory transformed into unique library in Turkey

Old books left in dumpsters have now a new lease on life in a restored brick factory in Turkey's Ankara, where trash collectors have created a unique library open to all visitors.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/18 7:52:01

Ministry of Culture introduces details of China's new national library law

Public libraries in China will no longer be able to charge fees for borrowing books starting January 1, 2018, according to a new law concerning public libraries introduced on November 4.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/17 17:53:39

Eye-catching library hopes to draw readers back to books

As electronic reading devices have gained popularity in recent years, the library, the traditional place for reading, has been gradually fading out of people's lives. However, a recently-opened library in north China's Tianjin Municipality has received a lot of attention from the public.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/17 10:13:39

Eye-catching library hopes to draw readers back to books

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of Library." -- Jorge Luis Borges
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/16 11:31:27

Age of throwaway literature

French writer Claude Simon, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1985, would not be published today, according to an experiment conducted by one of his fans.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/13 17:23:40