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  • Sandra Bullock's ex-husband to pen memoir

    2011-02-28 09:44

    The ex-husband of actress Sandra Bullock who admitted infidelities caused the collapse of their marriage has signed a deal to pen a memoir, Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books imprint said on Tuesday.

  • Sale breaks record in Bangladesh's biggest book fair

    2011-02-24 10:34

    Sale has broken record at Ekushey Book Fair, the biggest book fair of Bangladesh which is being held in capital Dhaka.

  • Dwayne McDuffie, comic and animation writer, dies

    2011-02-23 17:30

    Dwayne McDuffie, who wrote comic books for Marvel and DC and founded his own publishing company before crossing over to television and animation, has died. He was 49.

  • Fan club keeps the magic alive

    2011-02-22 10:10

    Fans just can't get enough of the exploits of French-speaking Hercule Poirot and the good-humored Miss Marple, the protagonists of murder mystery writer Agatha Christie's works.

  • War and Peace for 21st century

    2011-02-21 15:02

    The first time as tragedy, Karl Marx said of history's repetitions, the second time as farce. He didn't suggest a mode for the third time, but Carlos Fuentes does: the telenovela, the interminable soap opera of conspiracy and delusion, capitalism and its demons.

  • Swamplandia! has style in spades

    2011-02-21 15:02

    Russell's first story collection, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, with Ava Wrestles the Alligator leading a crazy procession of nine other Florida swampland stories, won her wide acclaim.

  • Peace at a price

    2011-02-18 10:09

    A book about China's contribution to the United Nations' peacekeeping police is a timely reminder of its increasingly influential role in world affairs.

  • Three of the best from Gao Yang

    2011-02-18 10:08

    Three works by the late Taiwan writer Gao Yang (1922-1992), famed for his historical novels, are being introduced to the Chinese mainland by Beijing Jiban Book company.

  • Revealing the secrets of Xinjiang relics

    2011-02-16 10:44

    An exhibition of rare books, documents and currency, excavated in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, is now on display at the National Library of China.

  • Dutch journalist's book dispels fear about China's rise

    2011-02-15 15:59

    Titled "1000 Days in China," the book by Bettine Vriesekoop narrates her experiences as a foreign journalist working in China, and therefore offers the readers more background information about China and its culture.

  • Pipi Lu turns 30

    2011-02-14 10:30

    Tens of millions of Chinese grew up reading Zheng Yuanjie's fairy tale stories about Pipi Lu, the naughty but kind-hearted boy, and his little sister Lu Xixi.

  • Immersed once more in 1930s Shanghai

    2011-02-11 07:47

    Xiaobai's new book is a dramatic novel in praise of Shanghai's concessions, dripping with historical details and vivid descriptions. Zhang Kun reports.