Saturday, November 29, 2014
P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Sean Michaels has won one of Canada's most prestigious literary awards for her novel about a musical instrument.
Monday, October 27, 2014
In the West, India's Kama Sutra most often evokes an exotic bible of sexual positions regularly consulted for blush-inducing tips in glossy magazines.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
To finish his first novel, David Cronenberg had to work around a few other projects.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Sherlock Holmes never existed but his fictional address of 221B Baker Street still receives a steady flow of letters addressed to the famously intuitive detective.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Australian writer Richard Flanagan won the Booker Prize on Tuesday with a visceral book about wartime brutality and its aftermath — a novel the head of the judging team said was as powerful as a kick in the stomach.
Renowned Japanese poet Shuntaro Tanikawa is set to grace this year's Taipei Poetry Festival, which will kick off a series of poetry events around the city beginning Oct. 18.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
When the recession took hold six years ago and consumers stopped eating high on the hog, the giant meatpacker Hormel Foods began ratcheting up production to meet a surge in demand for Spam, its low-cost processed pork product in the familiar blue tins.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai (龍應台) will not comment on China's reported ban on Taiwanese novelist and film director Giddens Ko (九把刀) and Chinese American historian Yu Ying-shih (余英時) unless the news is substantiated, she said Monday.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
A 113-year-old, shoebox-sized time capsule was removed Thursday from the head of a lion statue where it had long sat, hidden in plain sight, atop one of Boston's most famous landmarks.