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Behind the  'The Manchurian God'
Publishing a novel is a gamble. Novelists depend on word of mouth, retailers, book clubs, prizes and reviews. They may also experience a contradictory mixture of high expectations and anxiety, and this is true even for successful authors like Sean Wu (伍臻祥). The China Post met with the Taiwanese novelist, who this month published his first English novel "The Manchurian God." The following is an edited transcript of our conversation.
 
Influencing the future direction of design
We often hear that all ideas change the world in some small way, even though not all ideas are "world changing." Still, we need these kinds of small world-changing ideas because the world still needs a lot of changing.
 
Infinite novel possibilities
At the National Theater and Concert Hall (國家兩廳院), the first month of the 2017 Taiwan International Festival of Arts (TIFA, 台灣國際藝術季) wraps up this week with a modern remake of Hamlet in theater, a dance production and a music program.
 
A whale of a deal
It's certainly great to be a kid!
 
Reynolds and Fisher honored at memorial with humor, music and dance
Laughter, music and the tapping of dancing shoes reverberated throughout a public memorial to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, which loved ones say is just how the actresses would have wanted it.
 
Street art brings revival to remote Spanish village divided by decadeslong political quarrels
Fanzara is a small Spanish country village whose handful of mostly elderly residents were once so bitterly divided that their allegiance to one camp or the other determined which bar they frequented.
 
Saturday night's alright
Elton John, right, and David Furnish arrive at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin in Los Angeles, Saturday, March 25.
 
Life's a beach
Visitors enjoy the ball pit at "The Beach" an interactive art installation that was designed by New York-based collective Snarkitecture and installed to mark the 20th anniversary of the French concept store Colette at the Musee des arts decoratifs in Paris on Saturday, March 25.
 
Guess who
A cosplayer smiles in one of the exhibition halls during the Manga-Comic-Con at the International Book Fair in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, March 25.
 
Manilow to sing for human rights
Barry Manilow is adding his legendary voice to a concert series in New York City that raises money for human rights organizations.
 
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