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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.
 
Spain commemorates 400th anniversary of best-known author Cervantes' death
Spain commemorated the 400th anniversary of the death of its best-known writer, Miguel de Cervantes on Saturday.
 
Prince Charles plays Hamlet for Shakespeare's 400th anniversary
Prince Charles joined top British actors live on stage in a surprise crack at playing "Hamlet," as thousands of William Shakespeare fans packed The Bard's hometown for the 400th anniversary of his death on Saturday.
 
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