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LTI Korea digitalizes classical, contemporary Korean literature

Classical and contemporary Korean literature will be available electronically through the Literature Translation Institute of Korea, which has digitalized 33 masterpieces.The project involved digitali...

Updated : 2017.03.13 18:34

Barack, Michelle Obama sign bumper book deal

Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with New York-based Penguin Random House, in a coveted contract reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars.America‘s first African-American president is already the author of two memoirs and a children’s book. He has...

Updated : 2017.03.01 14:48

Barack, Michelle Obama sign bumper book deal: publisher

New York based publisher Penguin Random House has won the industry's most coveted contract: a two-for-one deal to produce the memoirs of former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama."The company has acquired world publication rights for two books, to be written by President ...

Updated : 2017.03.01 09:30

Playwright who inspired ‘Moonlight’ wins PEN award

The playwright who inspired the Oscar-nominated movie “Moonlight” has won a prize from PEN America, the literary and human rights organization.Tarell Alvin McCraney received an award for best midcareer playwright, PEN announced Wednesday. McCraney’s “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue”...

Updated : 2017.02.23 15:28

Books on conservatism and rural whites up for Lukas Prize

Jane Mayer’s “Dark Money” and Zachary Roth’s “The Great Suppression” are among several works about the modern conservative movement and rural whites that are on the short list for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.Other nominees announced Tuesday are Arlie Russell Hochschild’s “Stran...

Updated : 2017.02.22 15:03

Diaz, Nguyen contributing to book about age of Trump

Pulitzer Prize winners Junot Diaz, Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jane Smiley are among 32 writers contributing to a book of letters responding to the election of President Donald Trump.Vintage Books told The Associated Press on Monday that “Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous T...

Updated : 2017.02.14 13:54

Margaret Atwood says Trump win boosted sales of her dystopian classic

Canada‘s best-known writer Margaret Atwood said it was largely worries about women’s issues after the US election that made her book “The Handmaid’s Tale” the latest dystopian novel to shoot back...

Updated : 2017.02.13 18:08

Stephen King and son Owen King to team up at book convention

NEW YORK (AP) -- This year’s BookExpo will feature a popular father-and-son combination: Stephen and Owen King.  Convention organizers ReedPop told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the authors will be featured at a June 1 breakfast at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. They will be...

Updated : 2017.02.08 16:24

UK newspaper to spotlight Korean poems in regular feature

Korean poems will become a regular feature in the Guardian newspaper this year.The poems -- selected in partnership with Asymptote, a website specializing in translations of literature -- will be feat...

Updated : 2017.02.07 21:32

New book details old New Orleans’ hooker directories

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- “Josie came to this city ... to have a good time and she is going to have it while she lasts,” one madam advertised in a 1903 directory of Storyville, then New Orleans’ flourish...

Updated : 2017.02.05 15:27

Coelho, local authors slam books seizure in east Libya

TRIPOLI (AFP) - Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho joined more than 100 Libyan writers and intellectuals Monday in condemning security forces for seizing books deemed “erotic” or anti-Islamic.Coelho’s books were among those seized by authorities in the eastern Libyan town of Marj over the ...

Updated : 2017.01.25 13:32

Tips on using newspapers to learn English

“English Learning Tips Based on English Newspapers ENIE” by Yang Sung-jin; Surprise Publishing (272 pages, 15,000 won) English newspapers in South Korea have a long history. The Korea Herald, for i...

Updated : 2017.01.23 09:43

Book spurs rising above theological comfort zone

Evangelical Christians and reform-minded Protestants have reason to celebrate the recent publication of “Thinking the Think,” a book that critically engages their cherished beliefs and encourages th...

Updated : 2017.01.20 18:50

Korean novelist evokes horrors of Gwangju massacre

“Human Acts: A Novel” by Han Kang; Hogarth (224 pages, $22)In May of 1980, the South Korean government turned its guns on its own people, murdering hundreds in the city of Gwangju who had been prote...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:30

Audiobooks boom in digital, multitasking age

NEW YORK (AFP) -- Curling up with a paperback may be a forgotten luxury for many thanks to today’s busy lifestyles, but listening to a book on the go, while shopping or jogging, is fast becoming the ...

Updated : 2017.01.19 16:50