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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French writer Claude Simon, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1985, would not be published today, according to an experiment conducted by one of his fans.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

Translation organizations from China and France to hold series of workshops in 2018

The Chinese Culture Translation and Studies Support Network (CCTSS), the French Embassy in China and the France-based translation-focused organization ATLAS signed a cooperation agreement in Beijing on Friday that will open the door for the three organizations to host a series of Chinese-French literature translation workshops in China and France next year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 17:03:39

Chinese edition of well-known author Mitch Albom's novel 'The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto' hits bookstores in Beijing

The Chinese edition of US author Mitch Albom's novel The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto hit bookstores in Beijing on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 18:23:39

British writer Nicholas Chrimes releases new book about ancient town of Wuzhen

Through Wuzhen to China: An Englishman's Journey - British historian Nicholas Chrimes' new book about Wuzhen, the ancient town in East China's Zhejiang Province that is currently hosting the 4th World Internet Conference - was officially released during a ceremony on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/4 18:08:39

Popular Japanese 'Ring' series author Koji Suzuki talks about Sino-Japanese cooperation and new book

While the classic image of the long-haired ghost Sadako Yamamura crawling out of a television set in the 1998 Japanese movie Ring remains a haunting memory for many Chinese movie lovers today, the movie's screenwriter and the original novel's author Koji Suzuki said he didn't originally intend to create something so horrifying when he started the Ring series nearly three decades ago.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/3 17:48:39