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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

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