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Modest S. Korean prizewinning author says her life won't change
South Korean author Han Kang met the media en masse Tuesday for the first time since winning a top literary award -- and said she just wants to continue writing "as if nothing had happened".
 
Cartagena lays to rest nobel laureate Garcia Marquez's ashes
The ashes of Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez were laid to rest Sunday in Cartagena, the jewel of colonial architecture on Colombia's Caribbean coast, following a tribute to the author.
 
A new life for crime writer Steve Hamilton
For a time, Steve Hamilton felt like an escaped convict, like a character in one of his novels.
 
First South Korean wins Man Booker Int'l Prize
South Korean author Han Kang won the Man Booker International Prize on Monday, sharing the £50,000 (US$72,000, 63,500 euros) award with her translator -- who had only taught herself Korean three years before.
 
South Korean writer Han Kang's Booker prize marks a major victory for a decade-long effort to drag one of Asia's oldest but, until recently, least-known literary traditions into the global market.
 
Han Kang's 'The Vegetarian' wins Man Booker fiction prize
LONDON -- South Korean author Han Kang has won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction with "The Vegetarian," an unsettling novel about a woman whose decision to stop eating meat has devastating consequences.
 
Thai exhibit puts spotlight on censorship
Banning books is a habit with Asian governments, as the art installation "Paradise of the Blind" in Bangkok shows.
 
When famed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates backed away from moving into a Brooklyn brownstone, he gave voice to celebrities' qualms about city living.
 
Lucky 7: Indie bookstores rise for seventh straight year
Independent bookselling remains on a roll.
 
Chile honors poet Pablo Neruda and reburies body
Chile paid homage to Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda before reburying him Tuesday after examining his body to determine whether he was assassinated by the country's former dictatorship.
 
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