Literature

Handwritten J.K. Rowling fairytales sold at UK auction - 12/19/2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM- A rare collection of fairytales handwritten by J.K. Rowling as a gift to her "Harry Potter" publisher sold for nearly £370,000 at a UK auction on Tuesday. The copy of "The...

Nobel fetes Colombia peace deal but Dylan no-show - 12/11/2016

OSLO, NORWAY, Gaël Branchereau in Stockholm / Pierre-Henry Deshayes with Gaël Branchereau in Stockholm- Colombia's peace deal is a model for countries at war like Syria, President Juan Manuel Santos...

Writer urges Moroccans to rebel after girls arrested for kissing - 11/06/2016

PARIS, FRANCE- Moroccans must rebel against the "mediaeval laws" which weigh them down, the winner of France's top literary prize declared Friday as she jumped to the defence of two teenage girls who...

Nobel academy member slams 'arrogant' Dylan - 10/23/2016

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN- A prominent member of the academy which awards the Nobel literature prize slammed this year's laureate Bob Dylan as arrogant on Friday, citing his total silence since the award was...

Belgian author creates stir with tale of ice-cold revenge - 10/19/2016

FRANKFURT, GERMANY, Michelle Fitzpatrick- She's a literary sensation whose debut novel has sold over 100,000 copies, yet unless you speak Dutch you've probably never heard of writer Lize Spit. But...

Speculation abounds ahead of Nobel Literature Prize - 10/11/2016

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, Camille Bas-Wohlert- Literary circles are abuzz with speculation ahead of Thursday's Nobel Literature Prize announcement, with award watchers suggesting this year's honours could...

Trump would be 'American Mussolini' says writer Kennedy - 10/08/2016

PARIS, FRANCE- Donald Trump has no chance of winning the US presidential election, best-selling US writer Douglas Kennedy has told AFP -- but if he did, he would be an "American Mussolini". "Trump...

Paris finally bows to the importance of Oscar Wilde - 09/28/2016

PARIS, FRANCE, Fiachra Gibbons- It has taken more than a century, but France is finally paying fulsome tribute to Oscar Wilde, the writer who died penniless in a fleapit Paris hotel saying, "My...

WP Kinsella, whose novel became 'Field of Dreams,' dies - 09/18/2016

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES- Canadian author WP Kinsella -- who wrote the novel that inspired the hit film "Field of Dreams"-- has died, his literary agency said. He was 81. "WP (Bill) Kinsella has...

Colombia puts out banknote featuring writer Garcia Marquez - 08/20/2016

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA- Colombia started circulating a new 50,000-peso banknote on Friday bearing the likeness of late Nobel-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The light purple piece of money, worth...
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