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  • Grassroots writer

    2012-09-26 09:41

    A ginger vendor in Beijing who didn't finish primary school has become a fresh face on the literary scene.

  • Captain America gets new job title: US president

    2012-09-19 14:33

    Captain America has a new job with perks, a spacious office and a title that others spend millions of dollars to get: Mr. President.

  • When 'livvylong' is Chinese

    2012-09-18 10:31

    Finnegans Wake, a hugely complicated work by Irish author James Joyce, will get a reception from Chinese readers in September.

  • Henan has the write stuff

    2012-09-18 10:30

    More than 30 writers from Henan province convened in Beijing in early September for the Beijing International Book Fair.

  • Mining literary material

    2012-09-18 10:27

    Former miner and 'the king of short stories', Liu Qingbang artfully describes the rural-urban divide in contemporary China.

  • City of languages, a Babel of books

    2012-09-17 11:13

    In the Babel that is New York City, literary tastes among immigrant cultures turn out to be as different as their cuisines.

  • A look at loss in rush to prosperity

    2012-09-17 10:42

    South Korean novelist,Shin Kyung-sook, evoked social upheaval in her most famous novel to date, "Please Look After Mom," which earned her the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize.

  • Guerrilla librarian turns the page on phone booths

    2012-09-17 09:47

    John H. Locke, an architectural designer, turned phone booths into lending libraries. Maybe he is the world's leading expert on the subject.

  • Global flavor keeps Mitchell's work fresh

    2012-09-11 16:11

    Acclaimed writer David Mitchell says he had no idea that his books were popular in China - until he saw that his events in Beijing were well attended by readers.

  • Mitchell's works

    2012-09-11 10:18

    Three of Mitchell's works, Ghostwritten, Cloud Atlas and Black Swan Green.

  • Truer than truth

    2012-09-11 09:59

    Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing Group has published four of David Mitchell's books in Chinese, while a fifth is being translated.

  • The dragon befriends the springbok

    2012-09-10 14:29

    As China's engagement in Africa grows over the years, there have been various accusations about the dealings.