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.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI completed his trilogy on the life of Jesus Christ with a new book on Jesus' birth, insisting on its significance for Christians today and lamenting that God is still considered by many an obstacle to their freedom.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Russian writer Boris Strugatsky, famous for co-authoring Soviet-era science-fiction novels critical of the authorities with his late brother Arkady, passed away on Monday at 79, his foundation said.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Books have become cheaper for cash-strapped but education-hungry Zimbabweans, yet publishers and writers are seeing their earnings evaporate due to burgeoning book piracy.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The accident-prone British 30-something Bridget Jones is to return in a third novel next year, her creator Helen Fielding announced on Friday.
Exit, Philip Roth? Having conceived everything from turning into a breast to a polio epidemic in his native New Jersey, Roth has apparently given his imagination a rest.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Veteran Israeli writer Avraham B. Yehoshua has been awarded France's Medicis literature prize for a translated work with his novel “The Retrospective.”
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A gust of wind in her skirts worked for Marilyn Monroe, but aides to Queen Elizabeth II take care to avoid any such incident for the monarch by sewing weights into her dresses, one of her aides revealed Monday.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Renowned Chinese-born writer Han Suyin, whose autobiographical novel was turned into the popular American film “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing,” has died in Lausanne, Switzerland, Chinese and Swiss media said Sunday. She was 95.
Sunday, November 4, 2012