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Austrian writer wins China's annual foreign novel award

Austrian writer Robert Menasse's The Capital won China's prestigious foreign novel award, the 21st Century Best Foreign Novel of the Year 2018-2019 and the Zou Taofen Annual Foreign Fiction Award, which comes with a prize money of 50,000 yuan ($7,048), on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/28 21:13:40

'Asterix' co-creator Albert Uderzo dies at 92

Albert Uderzo, the playful French illustrator behind the magic potion-swigging comic book hero Asterix the Gaul whose adventures fighting the Roman legions have enthralled readers of all ages around the world, died overnight aged 92, his family said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/25 16:13:40

Chinese writer who wrote SARS-themed sci-fi novel talks about COVID-19 outbreak

Seventeen years ago, Chinese writer and registered psychological counselor Bi Shumin went to the frontline of the battle against SARS in China to collect resources and gain inspiration for her science fiction novel Corolla Virus. After many detailed interviews and in-depth research, she realized that SARS occured for no reason and that the epidemic was not completely eradicated. However, she never expected that another similar virus would appear so quickly and end up spreading wider and causing more deaths.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/19 20:01:23

Chilean writer Luis Sepulveda hit by coronavirus: Portugal

Chilean writer Luis Sepulveda, who lives in northern Spain, has contracted the new coronavirus, according to the health authorities in Portugal where the best-selling author recently visited.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/2 17:33:40

Chinese publishers to donate children's books on COVID-19 to the world for free

Responding to the call from Zhang Mingzhou, president of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), Chinese publishers, writers and illustrators are donating the international copyrights of children's books on COVID-19 to sections of the organization in other countries and translating the books into different languages for free for children across the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/1 18:43:40

S.African writer Deon Meyer targets Zuma in latest book

"I have survived several attempts to kill me," former South African president Jacob Zuma had claimed in one of many his rants against the corruption allegations which forced him to resign in 2018.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/6 19:28:43

'American Dirt,' novel on migrants, ignites literary controversy

Hailed by luminaries such as Stephen King and Oprah Winfrey, American Dirt was touted as the next "great American novel," bought for a seven-figure advance, backed by aggressive marketing and launched last week to great fanfare in both English and Spanish.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/2 14:23:39

Children's book illustrates world of pottery from 5,000 years ago

Liangzhu, a cultural site in East China's Zhejiang Province inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2019, has released a children's picture book about the history of pottery.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/21 18:13:40

New edition of biography of Chinese diplomat Wellington Koo unveiled at Shanghai Library

A new edition of a book about legendry Chinese diplomat Wellington Koo was unveiled at the Shanghai Library on Thursday when copies were donated to the library to mark the 132th birthday of the Republic of China (1912-49) era diplomat.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/21 17:48:40

Immersive learning

One of the first few Chinese-English immersion schools in Britain officially opened in south London, joining the continuing zeal there and beyond for learning Chinese.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/12 17:38:41