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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    It's still a man's world in children's literature, but parents can improvise

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 06:13pm by Michelle Nijhuis

    ... literature. A 2011 study of almost 6,000 children's books published between 1900 and 2000 showed that only 31 per cent had female central characters. While the disparity has declined in recent ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Arts preview: Zuni Icosahedron's The Trial blends Kafka with Chinese literature

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 10:30pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... Edmund Lee edmund.lee@scmp.com Edmund Lee Behind the mirror THE TRIAL Zuni Icosahedron   The Chinese title of Danny Yung Ning-tsun's experimental theatre series is taken from Ling Mengchu's 17th-century short story collection Slapping the Table ...

  3. News - World

    Canadian Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize in literature

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 07:02pm by AP

    ... STOCKHOLM (AP) — Canadian Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize in literature. ...

  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 ... the Nobel Literature Prize since it was first awarded in 1901. The last woman to receive it was Herta Mueller of Germany in 2009. She is also the first Canadian to win the prestigious honour. Saul ...

  5. News - World - LITERATURE

    'Father of modern African literature' Chinua Achebe dead at 82

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Lagos Chinua Achebe, best known for first novel Things fall Apart, was a fierce critic of Nigeria Father of modern African literature dies Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, the revered "father of modern African literature', has died aged 82, his family said yesterday. Best known internationally for his novel Things Fall Apart, which depicts the collision ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TASTEMAKER

    Renaissance man

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... women's literature novel All the Flowers in Shanghai; and now Emperors Once More!, the first instalment in what is planned as a detective series. The switch sounds strange: moving from such intellectual avenues as hard-hitting social issues and world literature, into the genre world of crime, serial killers and hard-boozing gumshoes. "The story is really a social and political ...

  7. United we stand

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Artists and writers bond through literature and friendship. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TASTEMAKER

    A lifelong love of literature

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Doretta Lau

    ... The shortlist for the 2012 prize will be announced on January 9. Parker's love affair with literature began at a young age. Born in Adelaide, Australia, he showed a great aptitude for writing ... much with the sort of passion that I had for literature. "I just found myself drifting back to creative writing, and I started writing short stories. These were published. So I had ...

  9. News - China - NOBEL PRIZES

    Mo Yan picks up literature award

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Mo Yan picks up literature award Mo Yan was given the Nobel Prize for Literature Award and a cheque for 8 million Swedish krona (HK$9.25 million) ... literature is more beautiful than politics because it teaches people how to fall in love while politics teaches how to fight and scheme against each other." Mo Yan is the first Chinese national ...

  10. News - China - NOBEL PRIZES

    Mo Yan walks delicate line on his way to collect Nobel literature prize

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The Nobel literature prize winner is likely to avoid tricky subjects in his Stockholm speech Delicate dance expected from Mo Yan China's Nobel literature winner, Mo Yan, headed to Sweden yesterday to collect his award, but he walks a delicate line with the authorities and is expected to avoid mentioning his jailed fellow laureate Liu ...




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