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Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman dies

William Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and All the President's Men, has died, his family announced on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/18 18:18:39

Chinese celebrities attend funeral for late martial arts novelist Jin Yong

The funeral for late Chinese martial arts novelist Louis Cha, better known by his pen name Jin Yong, was held in Hong Kong on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 18:18:41

Nobel scandal

A Frenchman jailed for two years for rape in a scandal that led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize declared his innocence on Monday at the opening of his appeal trial.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/13 18:18:40

New publishing project seeks to promote translation of Chinese and foreign works

The Chinese Academy of Translation and Translation Studies, a new publishing project focusing on both Chinese and overseas literature translations, was launched at the Summit for Translation and Dissemination of Chinese Literature in a New Era at Zhejiang University in East China's Zhejiang Province on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 18:18:39

Overseas Chinese language learning front and center at Beijing forum

A total of 340 language experts from 32 countries and regions gathered in Beijing on Thursday to discuss the latest progress made in Chinese language teaching and research around the globe.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 18:48:41

The peas process: Northern Ireland's Gerry Adams debuts cookbook

Gerry Adams, the former spokesman for Ireland's armed republican movement, has launched a cookbook - touting its platter of recipes as "the best kept secret of the Irish peace process."
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 10:52:59

'House of Cards' creator calls for more Chinese dramas in West

British writer Michael Dobbs, who penned House of Cards, one of the most thrilling political dramas ever turned into a global television sensation, has called for more Chinese films to be shown in the Western world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/6 19:08:40

US writer wins France's top literary prize

US novelist Alice McDermott's novel The Ninth Hour was awarded France's Prix Femina for the best foreign novel of the year on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/6 18:58:39

UK launches contest to inspire students to learn about poetry

The British government announced on Saturday a new National Poetry Competition in schools to encourage young people to experience the joy of learning a poem.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/4 17:38:39

Finalists for Fu Lei Translation and Publishing Award revealed

The Fu Lei Translation and Publishing Award announced this year's finalists at a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 19:33:41