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  • Philosophical melting pot

    2012-10-30 09:35

    In his latest book, literary critic and writer Carlin Romano has taken a bold attempt to overthrow cliches about Americans.

  • Africa's first Nobel laureate in literature visits China

    2012-10-29 17:24

    Wole Soyinka — the first African writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature — kicked off his first visit to China on Monday.

  • Mo Yan sees income soar following Nobel win

    2012-10-24 13:55

    Mo Yan, China's first Nobel literature laureate, could see his income exceed 200 million yuan ($32 million) this year.

  • Bear story bares different views

    2012-10-23 10:29

    The Practitioner of Snow is the first of Japanese writer Yoko Tawada's books to be published in China.

  • English animal tales now in Chinese

    2012-10-23 10:26

    English author Dick King-Smith is known for his children's books, such as The Sheep-Pig, which was adapted into the movie Babe.

  • Book brews new understanding

    2012-10-23 10:19

    All About Tea in China is an English-language encyclopedia-like volume about Chinese tea that introduces tea drinking, tradition and teahouses.

  • An eye on sci-fi

    2012-10-23 09:30

    Ken Liu's works has brought global attention to Chinese authors, but he views himself as an American writer working in the Western literary tradition.

  • Couple's road-trip romance makes a moving book

    2012-10-22 09:28

    A Chinese girl is suddenly swept off her feet by a handsome foreign traveler who rides into town one day on his trusty steed. Their romance, plenty of drama, is now packed in a book.

  • Told you so

    2012-10-22 09:18

    Author of When China Rules the World says events have left him more than vindicated.

  • Translation tales

    2012-10-19 10:46

    Lin Wen-yueh, a prominent Japanese-Chinese translator from Taiwan, is coming to Guangzhou on Oct 21 to share her experiences in translating The Tale of Genji, a world-renowned Japanese classical literature.

  • Mo Yan's roots revealed

    2012-10-18 11:21

    Everyone wonders what kind of soil nurtured writer Mo Yan. The agrarian hometown of China's first Nobel laureate in literature cultivated his writing.

  • Rowling writes for grown-ups

    2012-10-18 11:00

    The Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling spoke at Manhattan's Lincoln Center to promote her first novel for grown-ups, The Casual Vacancy.