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Top translators awarded for promoting Korean literature overseas

The Literature Translation Institute of Korea has announced the winners of translation awards that recognize their role in the promotion of Korean literature worldwide. The awards, which will be given...

Updated : 2016.12.07 18:32

Murakami's new novel set for release in Japan in February

TOKYO (AP) -- Haruki Murakami’s new novel is set for release in Japan in February -- and that’s about as much as his fans are being told.Publisher Shinchosha Publishing Co. made the announcement Wed...

Updated : 2016.12.01 14:10

Spanish author Mendoza wins 2016 Cervantes literature prize

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish novelist Eduardo Mendoza has won the 2016 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor, for bringing a “new narrative style to Spanish fiction.”Educat...

Updated : 2016.12.01 13:37

'Napoleon's Last Island,' by Thomas Keneally

“Napoleon's Last Island” By Thomas KeneallyAtria Books (423 pages, $30) Australian Thomas Keneally, author of “Schindler’s List” and 2013’s brilliant “The Daughters of Mars,” is one of the f...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:21

Lead-up to day of infamy

“Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack” By Steve TwomeySimon & Schuster (416 pages, $30) As Hollywood regularly reminds us, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Dec....

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:18

‘The Lion in the Living Room’ explores why we love cats

“The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World”By Abigail TuckerSimon & Schuster (237 pages, $26)I read much of Abigail Tucker's “The Lion in the Living Room,” appro...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:14

Coll Thrush’s ‘Indigenous London’ spins history’s lens

“Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire” By Coll ThrushYale University Press (328 pages, $38)Vancouver-based scholar and author Coll Thrush cleverly spins history's lens with “...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:12

Megyn Kelly's memoir revisits controversies with Roger Ailes and Donald Trump

“Settle for More” By Megyn KellyHarper (352 pages, $18) This was supposed to be the Year of the Woman. Instead, 2016 has shaped up to be the Year of Powerful Men and the Women They Demeaned, Harass...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:10

From fashion to film, gift-worthy coffee table books abound

NEW YORK (AP) - Come holiday time, there's never a shortage of splashy coffee table books to please just about any aficionado.Some suggestions:Fashion & style“Fashion Made Fair,” by Magdalena Schaffrin and Ellen Kohrer, Prestel, $49.95. Know someone deeply committed to sustainability in ...

Updated : 2016.11.17 11:48

Tragedy, hope and a little magic mix in 'Faithful'

“Faithful” By Alice HoffmanSimon & Schuster (272 pages, $26) Shelby is that girl in high school -- the smart one who seems popular and happy when basking in the reflected glow of her best friend, ...

Updated : 2016.11.16 14:59

How electric guitar came to dominate music world

“Play It Loud” By Brad Tolinski and Alan di PernaDoubleday (379 pages, $26.95) The scream of the electric guitar was the dominant soundtrack of the 20th century.First developed to provide louder r...

Updated : 2016.11.16 14:57

Charming stories of English village life in 'Notwithstanding'

“Notwithstanding”By Louis de BernieresVintage (372 pages, $16)“Notwithstanding,” the new collection of 22 short stories from Louis de Bernieres, is utterly charming. And, no, that’s not damning w...

Updated : 2016.11.16 14:40

Short, masterful take on Hitchcock's life and works

“Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life” By Peter AckroydDoubleday (276 pages, $26.95)There are days when an 800-page biography of some fascinating person is just what we want to dive into. And then, there...

Updated : 2016.11.16 14:34

In ‘Mister Monkey,’ solo voices create harmony

“Mister Monkey” By Francine ProseHarper (285 pages, $26.99) Francine Prose’s “Mister Monkey,” a novel about a very bad musical, leaves you with the feeling you have after watching a really good...

Updated : 2016.11.09 15:27

A journalist takes on China in ‘Boat Rocker’

“The Boat Rocker” By Ha JinPantheon (240 pages, $25.95)“You’re like a little turtle attempting to rock a boat shared by two huge countries.”Hence the title of Ha Jin’s “The Boat Rocker,” in w...

Updated : 2016.11.09 15:24