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  • How a seed grew into Flowers

    2012-04-13 14:59

    Film director Zhang Yimou says the script of The Flowers of War, based on Yan Geling's 2005 novella of the same title, is the best he's encountered.

  • Visions of a lost civilization

    2012-04-13 14:43

    Chi Zijian has already won several awards for her best-selling novel, Right Bank of the Ergun (E'erguna He You'an).

  • Just aching to write

    2012-04-13 13:42

    Literary star Bi Feiyu says all the stories that he has penned are essentially one - the story of pain.

  • Nowhere to turn

    2012-04-13 13:42

    Veteran writer of 30 years says his new novel's characters speak to him. And yet, its central theme is one of man's constant search for someone to talk to.

  • Homeless sleep in all-night bookstore

    2012-04-11 11:18

    A 24-hour bookstore in Shanghai has become an irresistible free guesthouse for the homeless after getting a facelift last month.

  • Writing for their suppers

    2012-04-11 09:30

    Mao Dun Literature Prize winner Liu Xinglong says the money he was paid for a novella he wrote wasn't even enough to treat his friends for a meal.

  • At the LBF

    2012-04-10 13:03

    Han Dong is participating in five events at the London Book Fair from April 16-18.

  • Voices in his head

    2012-04-10 08:45

    Just how many people is the writer Han Dong? It may be difficult to pin down as he is full of surprises.

  • What to join

    2012-04-05 15:06

    Three Key seminars and ten conversations at London Book Fair.

  • What to see

    2012-04-05 14:59

    Pianist Lang Lang and violinist Lu Siqing are to perform together with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and New London Children's Choir.

  • What to read

    2012-04-05 14:46

    New books to be launched in English during London Book Fair.

  • Writers' events

    2012-04-05 14:43

    Fifty-two Chinese writers are to engage in extended exchanges with their foreign counterparts, readers, publishers, literary agents and translators. Listed are some of the events.