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  1. Saul Bellow

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... for Humboldt's Gift and the 1976 Nobel Prize in Literature. What drives King Saul has never been worked out. One answer may be his hatred of complacency, which he supposedly sees as the source ... 'I'd trade the prize for a beautiful house on a tropical island somewhere. Then I could be away from all the people demanding interviews.' - Saul Bellow on winning the Nobel ...

  2. Toni Morrison

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... struggle to find his identity, which was hailed as a masterpiece. Beloved received a similarly ecstatic reception, winning her the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The 1993 Nobel Prize for literature followed. From precarious circumstances, Morrison had evolved into an icon of black success. Usually pictured beaming from beneath an Afro or a swathe of snaky locks, she cuts a formidable ...

  3. Hong Ying

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... with When We Were Orphans, his sideways look at the Sino-Japanese war, published in 2000. But forget Ishiguro. If western readers want to read good literature about China, 'read mine', she says. Failing that, there is always Gao Xingjian's Soul Mountain, which earned her admiration long before it was translated and won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. She describes Soul ...

  4. Mabel Lee

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Writers from China's diaspora Nobel laureate Gao Xingjian, queen of erotica Hong Ying and the boisterous bards Yang Lian and Ouyang Yu all owe a debt to Mabel Lee. Lee, ... year awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal for service to Australian society and literature, keeps a low profile. In the Victorian-era streets of the inner-city suburb of Glebe, near ...

  5. Witness for the persecution

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Ben Naparstek

    ... for the Nobel Prize, for his epic dramatisations of Indonesia's historical torment, Pramoedya is equally famous for the chronicle of Indonesian history that is his own life- in particular his ... that period he wrote eight novels, three story collections and three literary-political polemics- The Intellectual Community in the Third World, Socialist Realism and Indonesian Literature- as well ...

  6. Laureate's nuptials a wedding for the ages

    Posted Dec 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Octogenarian Nobel laureate Yang Chen-ning yesterday married his 28-year-old graduate student girlfriend in his home town of Shantou, Guangdong. Professor Yang, 82, who in 1957 became the first Chinese national to win a Nobel Prize in physics, went to the civil affairs bureau in Shantou with his fiancee, Weng Fan, family members and friends and completed their marriage ...

  7. The Understudy

    Posted May 29th 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... to literature. Although not exactly great writing, the book is hard to criticise because it's so entertaining. About the lot of perpetual bit-part actor Stephen McQueen- who generally plays corpses, ... a shade of green. Harper, not surprisingly, is a self-professed bastard. He's also married to a beautiful American, with whom McQueen falls in love. Will the support act win his prize ...

  8. A glitterati of worthy wordsmiths

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... the literature of China's diaspora, Central Library, 7.30pm-9pm. THURSDAY- Literary Lunch with Pulitzer Prize winner Ian Johnson, FCC, 12.30pm-2pm. FRIDAY- Asia and English Literature, featuring ... children's author Gillian Cross and John Carey, former chief judge of the Man Booker Prize and a revered critic with The Sunday Times of London for 25 years. When told Kingston and author Gish Jen ...

  9. Page burners

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... How better to spend the warmer months than with a good book? Alister McMillan asks leading authors and literature-lovers what they'll be reading this summer Jung Chang Author of Wild ... I was growing up in China under Mao's communism, I was starved of any real literature. I didn't read western books until I went to America and then I read everything from Black Beauty by Anna ...

  10. What's On

    Posted Apr 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BECKETT PLAYS REWORKED Theatre du Pif will stage Spoool!, a theatre performance based on three masterpieces written by Nobel Prize laureate Samuel Beckett. Krapp's Last Tape is a tragicomic monologue about an old writer Krapp and his struggle to review his life. He relives his lost youth and wasted dreams as he listens to reels of old audiotapes that he recorded every ...




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