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Saturday, September 12, 2015
Japan author Murakami releases latest book
Popular Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami's new book has gone on sale, with a major domestic bookstore chain buying 90 percent of the initial print run in a direct challenge to online rivals.
Friday, September 11, 2015
The comic book giant Marvel has added a Native American and a Korean-American teenager to its list of superheroes, pushing forth with its bid to diversify and smash racial boundaries.
Co-author of 'Black Rage,' William Grier dies
Dr. William Grier, a psychiatrist who co-authored the groundbreaking 1968 book, "Black Rage," which offered the first psychological examination of black life in the United States, has died at age 89.
A presidential citation will be awarded posthumously to late Taiwanese radio presenter and renowned essayist Luo Lan (羅蘭) in recognition of her contributions in the field of radio broadcasting and her literary achievements.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Author fans controversy as Bond returns in book form
The latest literary installment of the James Bond saga hit bookshelves on Tuesday, following controversial comments by Anthony Horowitz, the latest author to assume 007 creator Ian Fleming's mantle.
Facing sharp criticism in the literary world and beyond, Sherman Alexie is defending his decision to include a poem by a white man writing under a Chinese pen name in "The Best American Poetry 2015."
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
New Zealand censors sparked outrage Monday after banning an award-winning teen novel that includes sex and bullying, making it the first book removed from shelves in more than two decades.
Monday, September 7, 2015
Obama to award arts medals to Sally Field, Stephen King
Actress Sally Field and author Stephen King are among the luminaries set to receive a National Medal of Arts or a National Humanities Medal from U.S. President Barack Obama.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Colombian trash collector rescues books for children
A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of Colombian children.
Tolkien's 1st, 'darkest' prose to be published
The first prose piece by "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien is to be published in the United Kingdom on Thursday, a version of an epic Finnish poem that experts describe as "undeniably his darkest work."
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