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CNN’s Sally Kohn writing book on civility

NEW YORK (AP) -- CNN political commentator Sally Kohn, who has heard a lot of trash talk in her job, is working on a book about the benefits of civility.  Algonquin Books, a division of Workman Publishing, told the Associated Press on Wednesday that Kohn’s book is tentatively titled, “M...

Updated : 2016.06.30 14:07

J.K. Rowling‘s latest tale of wizardry set in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) -- J.K. Rowling's latest tale of wizardry is set atop the mountains in Massachusetts. The second installment in a collection called "Magic in North America" describes a secret wizarding school located at the peak of Mount Greylock in the Berkshires. The story was published Tues...

Updated : 2016.06.29 13:56

[Herald Interview] CICI chief Choi takes modern look at Korean culture

Choi Jung-wha, a professor at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, has released the English version of her new book, “K-Style: Living the Korean Way of Life,” which delves deep into the evoluti...

Updated : 2016.06.27 17:39

[Herald Interview] Poetry in a world with no answers

When Brother Anthony was teaching English literature at Sogang University in the 1980s, he would frequent bookstores on weekends -- bookstores that were filled with students of all ages sitting on the...

Updated : 2016.06.22 17:21

'Frozen' coming to new books, Lego animated shorts

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Disney is letting “Frozen” go in new directions. The company says Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven from the blockbuster 2013 animated film will appear in both new books from ...

Updated : 2016.06.22 16:35

Fox News host Bret Baier working on book about Eisenhower

NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox News host and chief political anchor Bret Baier is working on a book about the waning days of Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency and the beginning of John F. Kennedy’s administration.  William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, told the Associated Press on ...

Updated : 2016.06.22 16:33

Anne Tyler tames Shakespeare's 'Shrew'

Last fall Hogarth Press published the first in a series of novels by contemporary writers reimagining Shakespeare's plays on the 400th anniversary of his death. So far we’ve had Jeanette Winterson’s...

Updated : 2016.06.22 16:32

Fiction should be marketed as 'good,' not 'Korean'

Writers such as Han Kang and Haruki Murakami are “rapturously received” by the international audience not because they document a certain culture or ethnicity, but because of the artistic value of t...

Updated : 2016.06.20 14:07

US author Richard Ford wins top Spanish prize for literature

MADRID (AP) -- U.S. writer Richard Ford, author of the widely acclaimed novel “Independence Day,” has won Spain’s prestigious Asturias prize for literature in recognition of his contribution to American letters.The award foundation Wednesday described Ford, 72, as the “great chronicler...

Updated : 2016.06.16 15:05

‘The Vegetarian’ translator speaks out

Award-winning translator Deborah Smith said Wednesday that staying faithful to the spirit of a text was her priority. And the spirit that she tried to preserve in Han Kang’s “The Vegetarian” was o...

Updated : 2016.06.15 18:01

Gregory Rabassa, translator of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, dies

NEW YORK (AP) -- Gregory Rabassa, a translator of worldwide influence and esteem who helped introduce Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julio Cortazar and other Latin American authors to millions of English-lan...

Updated : 2016.06.15 14:36

‘The Never Ending Wars’: A scathing account of U.S. military failure and ineptitude

Andrew Bacevich studied at West Point and Princeton University and served in the U.S. Army for 22 years. He is well qualified to bring the reader a broad, informed perspective on the subject he addres...

Updated : 2016.06.15 14:33

‘House of Secrets’ parodies thriller cliches

The truth is out there, and it may set you free, but can you really handle the truth? And, maybe, just maybe, every turn of events is really a conspiracy in disguise with a bit of truthiness. These an...

Updated : 2016.06.15 10:09

Nobel laureate makes grim assessment of post-Soviet life

HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) -- In the view of Nobel literature laureate Svetlana Alexievich, Russia is taking refuge in ideas from its Soviet past, but this nostalgia collides with newer, darker forces.In an interview with the Associated Press at the Hay Festival of literature, the 68-year-old ...

Updated : 2016.06.12 15:17

[Eye Interview] Canadian scholar says there’s no such thing as ‘perfect’ translation

For Theresa Hyun -- a Canadian professor of Korean studies and a Korean-language poet -- straddling cultures and translating languages have come to be essential parts of her life. For her poems, Hyun...

Updated : 2016.06.10 17:04