Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Japanese comic strip soccer superhero Captain Tsubasa, who has inspired stars such as Lionel Messi and Fernando Torres, has returned from a storybook stint in Spain to save his “birthplace.”
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban as she returned home from school, is writing a book about the traumatic event and her long-running campaign to promote children's education.
Letters, an unpublished short story and William Faulkner's Nobel Prize medal could sell for more than US$2 million when archival materials of the author are sold at auction in June, Sotheby's said on Thursday.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Argentine illustrator and writer Marisol Misenta, better known as Isol, won the 5-million-kronor (US$780,000) Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children's literature on Tuesday for picture books that “vibrate with energy and explosive emotions,” the prize jury said.
Monday, March 25, 2013
The home state of Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, the “father of modern African literature” who died this week in the United States, wants him to be buried in his native community, an official said Saturday.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Nigerian author Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani was just 10 years old when she first read Chinua Achebe's groundbreaking novel “Things Fall Apart.”
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A supernaturally tinged barnyard manual has won Britain's quirkiest literary award, the Diagram Prize for year's oddest book title.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe, widely seen as a grandfather of modern African literature, has died at the age of 82, publisher Penguin said on Friday.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
An English-language edition of a 2010 book co-authored by Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, will be published in May.