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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Children’s literature expert discusses how to instil passion for books in young readers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:14pm by Cici George

    ... Cici George life@scmp.com Pix of leonard marcus in merlin Children's literature expert Leonard MarcustellsCici George how he helps nurture a lifelong passion for the written word Open books American historian and writer Leonard Marcus is widely considered an authority on children's literature yet he struggled to learn to read as a child. "I was very verbal, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    Asian-American Ed Lin lives the Great American Dream

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Ajay Singh

    ... Ajay Singh Immigrants' son lives the Great American Dream Ed Lin was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, where his parents, immigrants from Taiwan and the mainland, owned small hotels. A financial journalist who has been described as the voice of a new generation of Chinese-Americans, Lin is the author of five novels, including a crime series set ...

  3. News - World - NOBEL PRIZES

    Nobel Prize for literature awarded to French writer Patrick Modiano

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:52pm by AP

    ... country, was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for literature last night. The Swedish Academy gave the eight million kronor ($HK8.5 million) prize to Modiano "for the art of memory with which he ... for European Literature. Canadian writer Alice Munro won the literature prize last year. ...

  4. News - World - LITERATURE

    Canadian short-story author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 07:33pm by AFP

    ... Canada's Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature yesterday for her short stories that focus on the frailties of the human condition. She is just the 13th woman to win the coveted award ... of writer who revels in book-signing events or other publicity work. “She is not a socialite. She is actually rarely seen in public, and does not go on book tours,” commented American literary ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - NOBEL PRIZES

    Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami among Nobel literature favourites

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 03:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Stockholm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Stockholm With just hours to go before the Nobel Literature Prize laureate is announced in Stockholm, speculation has hit fever pitch with Canada’s Alice Munro ... Nobel literature laureate writes novels, in English, is of European origin, averages 65 years of age, and in one of two cases, has a beard or a moustache, according to Swedish public broadcaster ...

  6. News - World - Ebola virus

    Americans ‘can’t give in to hysteria or fear’ over Ebola: Obama

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 03:39pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States and more than 100 people being monitored for possible infection, President Barack Obama said on Saturday that Americans “can’t give ... give in to hysteria or fear.” A series of Ebola scares has hit the country since Duncan, who died on October 8, was diagnosed. Americans’ faith in the medical system and in its disease ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs more than a Nobel literature winner to win fans

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says it will take more than a Nobel literature prize for China to be culturally influential, and therefore a true superpower Creative block China has scaled another height with author Mo Yan's award of the Nobel Prize for literature. It's only a matter of time before it overtakes the US as the world's No 1 economy. There is no doubting ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    New compendium showcases local literature from early 20th century

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:48pm by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou Oliver.chou@scmp.com Hong Kong produced a wealth of literature during the first half of the century Shelf preservation For the past five years, a group of Hong Kong academics have devoted themselves to "filling in the blanks"- assembling the massive Compendium of Hong Kong Literature 1919-1949. With its completion, the city's literary past has finally ...

  9. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    American shot dead at Riyadh petrol station

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:12am by Reuters

    ... Reuters American shot dead at Riyadh petrol station An American was killed and another wounded in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh last night in a shooting believed to be the first killing of a Westerner in years. Police shot and wounded an assailant and then arrested him after the attack at a petrol station. The motive behind the attack is not yet known, said Interior ...

  10. News - World - AVIATION

    American Airlines Boeing 757 makes emergency landing as walls pop loose

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:12am by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Francisco Passengers horrified as American Airlines flight strikes pressurisation-related problems Emergency landing after jet's wall panels pop loose A Dallas-bound American Airlines flight that departed from San Francisco turned around and made an emergency landing after cabin wall panels cracked loose. The Boeing 757 turned around an hour ...




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