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  1. 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 ... to publish the novel. The book, which is narrated from the points of view of three concentration camp commanders and is interspersed with German vocabulary, was rejected by German publisher Hanser ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581805/martin-amis-holocaust-novel-rejected-his-european-publishers
  2. Lifestyle - Books - LITERATURE

    Book review: The Novel- A Biography, by Michael Schmidt

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:57am by MCT

    ... Jim Higgins The Novel: A Biography by Michael Schmidt Harvard University Press 4 stars Jim Higgins Michael Schmidt's massive new book, The Novel: A Biography, covers nearly 700 years of prose and hundreds of writers. At 1,200 pages, it is much longer than Moby-Dick and nearly as long as War and Peace. Although it's not necessarily the last word on any given novel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1564137/book-review-novel-biography-michael-schmidt
  3. News - World - LITERATURE

    Charlie Chaplin novel unveiled

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 07:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Chaplin's unknown novel is unveiled A virtually unknown novel by Charlie Chaplin- the only book the silent-film comic ever wrote- is being made public for the first time. Footlights was written by Chaplin in 1948 and later transformed into his film Limelight, in which a washed-out clown saves a dancer from suicide. The book is being published ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1421502/charlie-chaplin-novel-unveiled
  4. 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

    ... novel, Ballad of a Small Player; Barbara Demick, who is best known for the book on North Korea, Nothing to Envy; and French writers Francois Dremeaux and David Foenkinos. The French consulate put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546524/hong-kong-book-fair-pulls-crowds-needs-attract-bigger-name-authors
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LITERATURE

    UK education revamp leaves US authors on the shelf

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

    ... and substantial" works, including a 19th-century novel, a selection of poetry, a play by William Shakespeare and post-1914 fiction or drama "from the British Isles". Previous rules mentioned ... was discouraged to discover that many pupils studied no British novels for their GCSE course. "I think there are so many riches in the last century's literature in these islands that all pupils ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1526801/uk-education-revamp-leaves-us-authors-shelf
  6. News - World - LITERATURE

    Agatha Christie's sleuth Poirot to be revived in new novel

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

    ... Reuters in London Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth to be revived in novel by British crime writer Sophie Hannah Hercule Poirot is back on the case Best-selling British crime novelist Sophie Hannah will revive Agatha Christie's fictional detective Hercule Poirot in a new novel due out next year. When Hannah's agent told her he had suggested to publisher HarperCollins ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1303408/agatha-christies-sleuth-poirot-be-revived-new-novel
  7. News - World - LITERATURE

    Malaysian author Tash Aw's novel up for Man Booker prize

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Malaysian author's novel up for Man Booker prize The latest book by award-winning Malaysian lawyer Tash Aw, Five Star Billionaire, is among the books named ... established best-sellers Colum McCann and Jhumpa Lahiri, with their latest novels TransAtlantic and The Lowland, and three debut authors. The newcomers in the list are Eve Harris with The Marrying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1289475/malaysian-author-tash-aws-novel-man-booker-prize
  8. News - World - LITERATURE

    Obituary: Garcia Marquez, an influence ‘all over the planet’

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:52am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude”. Far ... of the landmark novel, told AFP. With its mix of myth, fantasy and family saga, critics have also observed the influence of Garcia Marquez in Salman Rushdie’s “Midnight’s Children”. Watch: Garcia Marquez, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1486667/garcia-marquez-influence-all-over-planet
  9. News - World - LITERATURE

    US CIA reveals how it used Doctor Zhivago to undermine Soviet Union

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:53pm by Reuters

    ... Zhivago' a cold war hero CIA officials had rave reviews for Boris Pasternak's classic Russian novel Doctor Zhivago- not for its literary merit but as a propaganda weapon in the cold war, ... the novel and British intelligence first recognised its propaganda value in 1958, sending the CIA two rolls of film of its pages and suggesting it be spread through the Soviet Union and eastern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467284/us-cia-reveals-how-it-used-doctor-zhivago-undermine-soviet-union
  10. News - Asia - LITERATURE

    New collection of Haruki Murakami short stories hits Japan bookshops

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... five short stories which have already been published separately in magazines and one new offering. "Murakami is definitely best known for his [long] novels but reading short stories ... publication since Murakami's latest novel, Shikisai wo Motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to Kare no Junrei no Toshi- "Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage"- was released in April ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1487484/new-collection-haruki-murakami-short-stories-hits-japan-bookshops

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