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Croatia arts festival to stage Houellebecq play after all

Zagreb - A play by author Michel Houellebecq -- whose book imagining a Muslim-governed France stirred controversy -- will be staged as planned at a Croatian arts festival despite calls for its cancellation over security fears, the culture ministry said Wednesda...

Authors boycott ceremony as Charlie Hebdo feted in New York

New York - French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo received a freedom of expression award on Tuesday at a gala US ceremony boycotted by some leading authors in protest at the publication's lampooning of Islam.

Queen of crime fiction Ruth Rendell dies

London - Best-selling British crime writer Ruth Rendell, who wrote over 60 books in a career spanning five decades, died on Saturday at the age of 85.

Nobel writer Vargas Llosa backs Islam critic Hirsi Ali

Madrid - Nobel-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa on Sunday praised Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women's rights advocate and leading critic of Islam, calling her "one of the most valuable" adversaries of "Islamic fanatics".

Argentine prosecutor's death the stuff of fiction in new book

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor dead under mysterious circumstances. His case against the president thrust spectacularly into the national spotlight. These events -- are they fact or fiction?

Japan must apologise for WWII until it is forgiven: Murakami

Toukyo - Japan must repeatedly say sorry to China, Korea and the other countries it invaded in the 20th century until its former victims have heard the apology enough, novelist Haruki Murakami has said.

Uruguay pays last respects to leftist writer Galeano

Montevideo - Uruguay paid a final tribute Tuesday to leftist writer Eduardo Galeano, an incisive critic of Latin America's injustices who died of lung cancer aged 74.

Gunter Grass warned of 'sleepwalking' into world war in final interview

Madrid - Germany's Nobel-winning author Günter Grass said he feared humanity was "sleepwalking" into a world war, in the last interview he gave before his death on Monday.

Uruguayan leftist writer Eduardo Galeano dies at 74

Montevideo - Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, an icon of the Latin American left who chronicled the region's injustices in a career that spanned decades and crossed genres, died Monday at age 74.

German literary lion Gunter Grass dies at 87

Berlin - Germany's Nobel-winning author, Gunter Grass, who acted as a moral compass for many in the postwar nation but later provoked criticism over his own World War II past, died Monday aged 87, his publishers said.

2011 Nobel literature laureate Tomas Transtroemer dies

Stockholm - Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at the age of 83, his publishing house Bonniers said on Friday.

The enduring literary legacy of 'Don Quixote' writer Cervantes

Madrid - Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, who died in 1616 and whose apparent remains were identified Tuesday, is considered the father of the modern novel, with his "Don Quixote" often listed as one of the world's greatest works of fiction.

Spain finds apparent remains of Quixote writer Cervantes

Madrid - Spain said Tuesday it had unearthed the apparent remains of a literary giant, "Don Quixote" author Miguel de Cervantes, in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.

Thousands throng funeral for Turkish author Yasar Kemal

Istanbul - Thousands of mourners, including a Nobel laureate and a former president, turned out for the funeral Monday of Turkish literary giant Yasar Kemal in Istanbul.

Small publishers flourish in Spain's crisis

Barcelona - Specialising in forgotten literary gems and little-known writers, small independent publishers are flourishing in Spain while the big houses are forced to merge to survive.

South African author Andre Brink dies aged 79: Report

Johanesburg - Celebrated South African author and outspoken critic of apartheid Andre Brink has died aged 79, local media said Saturday.

RBC Taylor Prize announces short list Special

Toronto - In light of recent events in Paris the importance of non-fiction writing has never been more important. Writers who bring truth to the global scope at times risk their very lives in order for voices to be heard.

Turkish Nobel laureate slams climate of 'fear' in Turkey

Istanbul - Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 2006, denounced what he called a climate of "fear" in his country, in an interview published Sunday."The worst is that there's a fear.

Rare first Shakespeare edition found in French library

Saint-omer - A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio, the first-ever compilation of the Bard's plays published in 1623, has been discovered in the library of an ancient port town in northern France.

Murakami says Japan ignoring WWII, Fukushima role: Report

Tokyo - Japanese writer Haruki Murakami has chided his country for shirking responsibility for its World War II aggression and the Fukushima nuclear disaster in an interview published Monday.

Modiano, 'modern-day Proust', wins Nobel Literature Prize

Stockholm - France's Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday for his enigmatic novels rooted in the trauma of the Nazi occupation and his own loveless childhood.

Guessing game ahead of 2014 Nobel literature prize

Stockholm - Amid fevered speculation over who gets the Nobel literature prize this year, punters and experts are considering language, geography, genre and even age to try and pin down the winner.

Op-Ed: How to be a full-time poet

After 21 years, I still find it entertaining, watching the looks on people’s faces, when they hear that poetry has sustained me for two decades. I have sat on panels, and had countless discussions with poets who’ve wanted my secret, so here it is!!

Siegfried Sassoon war diaries published online

Cambridge - The diaries of war poet Siegfried Sassoon, who wrote many poems about the horrors of World War I, are being published online for the first time.

Op-Ed: Penning scary stories: It’s not a difficult exercise

Scary stories have been an integral part of our growing up. In fact, why only growing up? Doesn't a well-represented horror tale send shivers down our spine even well beyond our childhood?

Singapore halts destruction of 'pro-gay' children's books

Singapore - Singapore on Friday stopped its national library from destroying two children's books with gay themes following an outcry over literary censorship in the tightly regulated city-state.

J.K. Rowling writes story about Harry Potter's life as an adult

J.K. Rowling has released a tantalizing tidbit of Harry Potter's adult life from the viewpoint of Rita Skeeter, a tabloid journalist. Rowling's new story may also be a jab at how some journalists cover the news.

Children’s books teach important lessons on accepting differences Commissioned

Leading experts and authors agree that helping children recognize and accept differences at an early age is important, especially via literature.

Mandela widow 'treated with disrespect', aide says in memoir

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela's widow was treated badly by members of his family as the peace icon was fighting for his life in hospital, excerpts from a memoir by his long-time aide have revealed.

University students request 'trigger warnings' for course texts

Students at several universities around the country have made what they believe is a reasonable request: to be given a heads up if any material they are assigned to read contains any material that may be upsetting to them.
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The 2012 short list for the Charles Taylor Prize was announced on Tuesday.
The 2012 short list for the Charles Taylor Prize was announced on Tuesday.
A literature s evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is h...
A literature's evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is hosting the 12th edition of Literature International Festival of Rome. The anchorwoman TV, Serena Dandini, the Italian journalist Concita De Gregorio, the writers Mariam Al-Masri, Farian Sabahi and Taiye Selasi, the DALIA centre of women and Pink Phone association, last Tuesday evening during the cultural event "A woman as a friend", together have wanted send an important message: "Let's fight the
A literature s evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is h...
A literature's evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is hosting the 12th edition of Literature International Festival of Rome. The anchorwoman TV, Serena Dandini, the Italian journalist Concita De Gregorio, the writers Mariam Al-Masri, Farian Sabahi and Taiye Selasi, the DALIA centre of women and Pink Phone association, last Tuesday evening during the cultural event "A woman as a friend", together have wanted send an important message: "Let's fight the
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Will Self's ninth novel, "Umbrella".
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A mother reading books to her children
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The 2012 short list for the Charles Taylor Prize was announced on Tuesday.
The 2012 short list for the Charles Taylor Prize was announced on Tuesday.
A literature s evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is h...
A literature's evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is hosting the 12th edition of Literature International Festival of Rome. The anchorwoman TV, Serena Dandini, the Italian journalist Concita De Gregorio, the writers Mariam Al-Masri, Farian Sabahi and Taiye Selasi, the DALIA centre of women and Pink Phone association, last Tuesday evening during the cultural event "A woman as a friend", together have wanted send an important message: "Let's fight the
The 2012 short list for the Charles Taylor Prize was announced on Tuesday.
The 2012 short list for the Charles Taylor Prize was announced on Tuesday.
A literature s evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is h...
A literature's evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is hosting the 12th edition of Literature International Festival of Rome. The anchorwoman TV, Serena Dandini, the Italian journalist Concita De Gregorio, the writers Mariam Al-Masri, Farian Sabahi and Taiye Selasi, the DALIA centre of women and Pink Phone association, last Tuesday evening during the cultural event "A woman as a friend", together have wanted send an important message: "Let's fight the
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A literature s evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is h...
A literature's evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is hosting the 12th edition of Literature International Festival of Rome. The anchorwoman TV, Serena Dandini, the Italian journalist Concita De Gregorio, the writers Mariam Al-Masri, Farian Sabahi and Taiye Selasi, the DALIA centre of women and Pink Phone association, last Tuesday evening during the cultural event "A woman as a friend", together have wanted send an important message: "Let's fight the
A literature s evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is h...
A literature's evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is hosting the 12th edition of Literature International Festival of Rome. The anchorwoman TV, Serena Dandini, the Italian journalist Concita De Gregorio, the writers Mariam Al-Masri, Farian Sabahi and Taiye Selasi, the DALIA centre of women and Pink Phone association, last Tuesday evening during the cultural event "A woman as a friend", together have wanted send an important message: "Let's fight the
A literature s evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is h...
A literature's evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is hosting the 12th edition of Literature International Festival of Rome. The anchorwoman TV, Serena Dandini, the Italian journalist Concita De Gregorio, the writers Mariam Al-Masri, Farian Sabahi and Taiye Selasi, the DALIA centre of women and Pink Phone association, last Tuesday evening during the cultural event "A woman as a friend", together have wanted send an important message: "Let's fight the
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Willner's talent for recognizing artistically interesting combinations is one originating in his youth. “I grew up at the tail-end of where that was very normal,” the 57 year-old producer says, “you know, let’s call it music-as-vaudeville, when records became an art form in the same way literature, and art, and movies were, and the variety shows on TV: you had Dr. John next to Miles Davis next to Buffalo Springfield.”
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Noreen Taylor, founder of The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and chair of the Charles Taylor Foundation is pictured here with Vijay Parmar, vice president of RBC Wealth Management.
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One of the stories from David Sedaris's Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
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A literature s evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is h...
A literature's evening to fight the violence against women. The fantastic Basilica of Maxentius is hosting the 12th edition of Literature International Festival of Rome. The anchorwoman TV, Serena Dandini, the Italian journalist Concita De Gregorio, the writers Mariam Al-Masri, Farian Sabahi and Taiye Selasi, the DALIA centre of women and Pink Phone association, last Tuesday evening during the cultural event "A woman as a friend", together have wanted send an important message: "Let's fight the