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  • Ambivalent amphibian

    2012-10-11 19:47

    Reading Mo Yan's latest novel, Wa (Frogs, 2009), is both rewarding and unsettling.

  • Mo Yan's booklist

    2012-10-11 19:47

    Mo Yan's booklist

  • Mo Yan earns praise for perspectives

    2012-10-10 10:37

    As speculations intensify over this year's Nobel Prize in literature, much attention has been focused on Mo Yan, a heavyweight on China's literary scene.

  • The prince and his passion

    2012-10-09 09:50

    The Journey of Young Prince Houpili to the West, is a well-crafted fictional romance between a Chinese prince and a Venetian baroness that ends without even beginning.

  • Beyond diplomatic language

    2012-10-09 09:29

    He is an ambassador from Seychelles who has written a novel on a young Chinese prince's path to Venice. Find out where Philippe Le Gall got his inspiration.

  • Rowling 'obsessed' with death

    2012-09-28 09:32

    The release of The Casual Vacancy is one of the highlights of the publishing calendar this year, with hefty sales expected for J.K. Rowling.

  • Potter author's adult fiction debuts

    2012-09-27 10:59

    The author of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling takes a step into the unknown on Thursday with the publication of her debut adult novel.

  • Publishers must closely follow in the footsteps of technology

    2012-09-26 11:14

    Major publishers from China and Europe have called for a revamp in the industry business model as books become digitalized.Digital publishing is big business in China.

  • Women's writes

    2012-09-26 11:13

    Two prestigious women writers, A. S. Byatt from Britain and Wang Anyi from China, recently discussed contemporary women's writing in Shanghai.

  • Garcia Marquez novel stirs a revival

    2012-09-26 11:12

    The publication of a complete translation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel, Love in the Time of Cholera, in Chinese, is stirring a revival in Spanish literature.

  • Revealing values of the Chinese

    2012-09-26 11:10

    US McGraw-Hill Education and Beijing-based Renmin University Press will cooperate to publish three new books about the Chinese economy, education and culture.

  • Passed down from child to child

    2012-09-26 11:08

    Annika Lindgren, granddaughter of "Swedish fairytale grandmother" Astrid Lindgren, introduced a complete collection of the writer's tales to Beijing Book Fair in September.