Saturday, February 2, 2013
Dozens of renowned international and local writers gathered Friday at Myanmar's first international literary festival to celebrate the country's new-found freedom of expression.
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Chinese version is no easier to read than the original, the loyal-minded translator assures, but James Joyce's “Finnegans Wake” has still sold out its initial run in China — with the help of some big urban billboards.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Two-time Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel has snagged the top honor at the Costa Book Awards for her novel “Bring Up the Bodies.”
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Stefan Bachmann is only 19, but his darkly mysterious debut novel set in a parallel world of faeries, goblins and child snatchers has already earned him comparisons to J.K. Rowling, Dickens and Dostoyevsky.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Stilted gaits and mindless shambling did nothing to stop demand for Image Comics' “The Walking Dead” series, with the 100th issue of Robert Kirkman's acclaimed series garnering the top spot as 2012's top-selling comic book.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Jayne Cortez, a forceful poet, activist and performance artist who blended oral and written traditions into numerous books and musical recordings, has died. She was 78.
Monday, December 31, 2012
A new book has revealed rare historical gems buried in New Zealand's national archives, including a bizarre WWII plan to create a “tsunami bomb” and military files detailing supposed UFO sightings.
A French weekly known for publishing cartoons of the prophet Muhammad to the ire of conservative Muslims said Sunday it plans to release a comic book biography of Islam's founder that will be researched and educational.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Stephen King loves scaring people, but one student at University of Massachusetts Lowell tried to find out Friday what scares him.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Novelist Philip Roth's decision to lay down his pen despite seemingly good health and his formerly unstoppable production at the age of 79, has stunned U.S. literary circles.