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'Murder on the Orient Express' beats out 'Thor: Ragnarok'on first day in China despite mixed reviews

The newest adaptation of Agatha Christie's detective novel Murder on the Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh's latest crime drama of the same name became one of the hottest titles in Chinese mainland theaters after it debuted on Friday, the same day as the US.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 17:23:39

UK publisher working on English edition of Jin Yong's 'Legends of the Condor Heroes'

Six decades after the debut of Jin Yong's popular Chinese martial arts novel Legends of the Condor Heroes, English speakers will finally have a chance to explore for themselves the exotic world of swords and sabers in ancient China that has fascinated Chinese readers for generations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 17:43:39

'Mediocrity of evil'

Two books about the Nazis took France's biggest literary prizes on Monday, with Eric Vuillard's story of how German industry and finance backed Adolf Hitler winning the top Prix Goncourt.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/7 18:23:39

French writer wins 2017 top literary prize

French writer Eric Vuillard won the country's prestigious literary prize, the Goncourt, organizers announced Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/7 7:52:10

Chinese books receive a warm welcome at Istanbul book fair

As the 36th International Istanbul Book Fair kicked off in Istanbul on Saturday, Chinese books and books on China in English and Turkish drew crowds.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/5 17:23:40

Tianjin Binhai library in N China

People read books at Tianjin Binhai library in Tianjin, north China, Oct. 30, 2017. The Library, located in the cultural center of Tianjin Binhai New Area, covers an area of 33,700 square meters and is designed to have 1.2 million books.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/1 8:05:20

British writer Jeffrey Archer's crime-thriller novel 'False Impression' to be adapted into Chinese TV drama

A crime-thriller novel by British writer Jeffrey Archer will be developed into a drama series for Chinese television audiences for the first time, a UK-based film and TV producer announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/26 16:18:39

Biggest Serbian book feast opens with focus on German language literature

Four German language countries are in focus of the 62nd International Belgrade Book Fair in Serbia which started on Sunday with the slogan "Books hold the key".
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/23 10:07:45

Sequel to Nelson Mandela's 'Long Walk' autobiography launched

The sequel to Nelson Mandela's celebrated autobiography Long Walk to Freedom will be published on Thursday after his unfinished, hand-written draft was completed by a South African novelist.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/19 17:53:39

US author George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

US author George Saunders on Tuesday became the second US writer to win Britain's renowned Man Booker Prize, which was awarded for his first full-length novel Lincoln in the Bardo.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/18 17:03:39