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  1. News - World - LITERATURE

    Author Hilary Mantel defends short story on killing of Margaret Thatcher

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 08:11pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Novelist defends story on plan to kill Thatcher Writer Hilary Mantel has delivered a defiant response to criticism from British Conservative Party politicians and right-wing commentators of her imagined account of the killing of Mar ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LITERATURE

    Tough to find words at book awards

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com 46 authors receive trophies in 'Oscars for books' but events in Admiralty take over Tough to find words at book awards Winners of the first Hong Kong Golden Book Award- dubbed the city's "Oscars for books" by organisers- were preoccupied by events in Admiralty as they took to the stage to receive their trophies yesterday ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - LITERATURE

    Hong Kong Book Fair pulls in crowds but needs to attract bigger-name authors

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:07pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead Hong Kong's own book fair celebrates 25 years with rising attendances, but the line-up of visiting authors leaves room for improvement, writes Kate Whitehead ... literary calendar and does an incredible job at what it set out to do- sell books- but there is still room for improvement including a better line-up of visiting authors. "In a way it's ...

  4. News - World - LITERATURE

    Frederik Pohl, science fiction author and editor, dies at 93

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chicago Science fiction author Frederik Pohl, 93, dies Author Frederik Pohl, who over decades gained a reputation of being a literate and sophisticated writer of science fiction, has died. He was 93. His wife, Elizabeth Hull, said that Pohl had died on Monday at a hospital after experiencing respiratory problems at his home in the Chicago suburb ...

  5. News - World - LITERATURE

    Martin Amis' Holocaust novel rejected by his European publishers

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:41pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Berlin and Paris Holocaust novel acclaimed by some as 'the best in 25 years' turned down by British author's usual collaborators in both Munich and Paris ... Amis' "brutish comedy" set in a fictionalised Auschwitz, may struggle to find readers overseas after the author confirmed that both his German and French publishers had declined ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LITERATURE

    UK education revamp leaves US authors on the shelf

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:15am by AP

    ... Jill Lawless No foreign authors please- we're British Britain's education minister says he has not killed a mockingbird, but many literature-lovers don't believe him. ... "contemporary writers" without reference to nationality. A requirement to study authors from different cultures has been dropped. "I haven't banned anything," Gove wrote in The Daily ...

  7. News - World - LITERATURE

    Cover art for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory shows dark side of story

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... of author F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby to capitalise on the popularity of the movie, the book world revolted. "We never even took the non-movie tie-in edition out of print," ...

  8. News - World - LITERATURE

    Harry Potter should have married Hermione, admits author Rowling

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... novels- might have been a better match for hero Harry, the British author said in comments published by The Sunday Times newspaper. In reality, Ron and Hermione would probably have ended up ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LITERATURE

    Book-borrowing from libraries 'costs publishers up to HK$105m a year in potential sales'

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... library users said they would not buy books if they could be borrowed from libraries. The alliance, supported by almost 450 local authors, is seeking a public lending law under which royalties ... cent said they would do so frequently. Authors' public lending rights have been recognised in at least 41 countries. If the local authors succeed in their campaign, Hong Kong will become ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - LITERATURE

    Book: Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, by J.R.R, Tolkien

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by NYT

    ... Tish Wells Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary by J.R.R. Tolkien Houghton Mifflin 4 stars Tish Wells One does not casually read Beowulf. It takes commitment. It also takes a good translation, and few were better at that than Oxford don J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. His son, Christopher, has finally published Tolkien's version of Beowulf. As he ...




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