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A bookstore's endeavor to survive and thrive in a digital era

Zhou Li walked into the Qingguo bookstore, decorated in the style of an ancient Chinese garden, ordered a drink and spent a relaxing afternoon sitting there reading a book.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/11 17:03:39

Writer Barry rides high on epic western with a twist

Sebastian Barry thought he was having too much fun writing his rollicking historical novel Days Without End for it to be any good.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/7 17:08:39

British actress and singer Jane Birkin to publish her diaries – in French

UK actress and singer Jane Birkin, whose voice accompanied French crooner Serge Gainsbourg on some of his biggest hits, will publish in September the diaries she has kept since she was 12, she said in an interview published on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/7 15:13:39

Arundhati Roy: the literary canary in India's coal mine

She may have returned to publishing fiction after a two decade hiatus, but Indian writer Arundhati Roy says she has no plans to sheath her polemical sword anytime soon in a world where the vulnerable are still being "smashed."
Source: AFP | 2018/1/3 17:58:39

Culture salon held to promote Chinese-Nepali translation and publication

The Echo of Civilizations - China-Nepal Culture Salon was held in Beijing on Thursday to discuss cultural ties between the two countries as well as latest progress and challenges facing Chinese-Nepali translation and publication.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 17:18:39

Chinese sci-fi saga published in more languages

The Three Body trilogy, a popular Chinese science fiction novel, has been published in more than 10 languages, according to a Chinese publishing company.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/24 22:26:47

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