Saturday, March 21, 2015
In a Romanian town on the Danube river, three sisters in love with great writing jumped for joy whenever the postman delivered a new letter from giants Mark Twain, Emile Zola or Jules Verne.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Spain said Tuesday it had unearthed the apparent remains of a literary giant, "Don Quixote" author Miguel de Cervantes, in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.
National Book Award winner Phil Klay and the author of Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick, Cynthia Bond, are among the nominees on the longlist of awards handed out by the PEN American Center.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Harper Lee's literary agent says he was "surprised" that his client was believed a victim of elder abuse and asserted "categorically" that she was in "full possession of her mental faculties" and "delighted" about this summer's publication of her second novel.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
British author Sir Terry Pratchett, creator of the science fantasy Discworld novels, died on Thursday aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, his publishers said.
Investigators in the state of Alabama looked into whether the recent deal to publish Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird" sequel involved financial fraud, but they have closed the inquiry, a state official said Thursday.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Taiwanese-Burmese director Midi Z, who is vying for the Oscar for best foreign-language film at this month's Academy Awards, gives tribute to his Taiwanese Dream in newly released book.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Taiwanese gourmet and writer Lucille Han (韓良露) died of uterine sarcoma Tuesday, aged 62.
Natalia Revuelta Clews, the Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a little-known insurgent, has died. She was 89.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Andrew Fan from Hong Kong tells stories from his life as a part of the well-resourced yet puzzled Generation Y