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Statue of famous Italian journalist defaced in Milan restrictions

A statue in Milan of a famous Italian journalist has been sprayed red and tagged with the words "racist, rapist," becoming the country's first statue targeted since a wave of similar incidents across Europe and the US.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/15 17:38:42

JK Rowling says she is survivor of sexual assault

Harry Potter author JK Rowling revealed on Wednesday she is a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/11 15:58:41

Mongolia's capital holds annual book festival to promote reading culture amid COVID-19 pandemic

The 27th annual Ulan Bator Book Festival is set to be held in the capital of Mongolia to promote reading culture, especially among children and young people, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/8 17:53:40

Isabel Allende hopes pandemic will doom 'patriarchy'

Chilean writer Isabel Allende says the coronavirus pandemic has exposed stark inequalities that will continue to fuel protests in the US and around the globe.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/8 16:48:40

Netizens in China wary about Chinese adaptation of popular Norwegian web series 'Skam'

The Chinese remake of Norwegian web series Skam, which has been adapted in eight countries, will start shooting in July. The news has sparked controversy among Chinese netizens, many of whom have said they are against the adaptation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/12 15:53:40

Chinese fans excited about new book in 'Twilight' series

Midnight Sun, the fifth book in the young adult series Twilight will be published on August 4, the American novelist Stephenie Meyer announced Monday. The book was originally set to be released in 2008, but this plan was canceled because of the leaking of her manuscript. After more than a decade of waiting, some Chinese fans hailed the news as the “the renaissance in 2020.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/6 22:33:40

Reading of printed books has declined, but COVID-19 pandemic offers chance to read more

Ahead of the coming World Book Day on Thursday, the 17th national reading survey was launched on Monday. It found that more than 10 percent of Chinese people read books for over one hour a day in 2019 and Chinese adults have seen a rise in the time they spend reading digitally, although the amount of time they spend reading printed books has declined.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/21 22:54:18

Coronavirus: China's physical bookstores cooperate with online food delivery companies to survive

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many non-essential businesses to close, China's physical bookstores have been looking for ways to stay afloat. One of the latest experiments sees these stores ally themselves with online food delivery companies to deliver books.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/20 22:08:57

S.African writer Deon Meyer looks back at his 2016 virus thriller

South African novelist Deon Meyer wished the deadly virus wrecking havoc in his 2016 thriller Fever had not turned into an eerily accurate depiction of the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/20 17:38:41

Anne Frank's diary more relevant than ever, 75 years on

A lifetime ago, a Jewish girl confided in her diary as she spent two years in isolation from the outside world in a doomed attempt to escape mortal danger.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/13 17:28:40