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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

‘Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films’ Review -- Molly Haskell trains her keen eye on the director

“Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films” By Molly HaskellYale University Press (228 pages, $25)Film critics are not usually celebrated for their sense of charity. They’re not usually celebrated at all,...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:42

Korean edition of Playboy to be launched in June

US magazine “Playboy” will start issuing a Korean version from June, a South Korean magazine publisher said Tuesday.Playboy Enterprises, the owner of the magazine, has signed a contract with Korea’...

Updated : 2017.01.11 17:07

Korean poet Ko Un to be honored by Italy's Fondazione Roma

Poet Ko Un will receive an award from Italy-based Fondazione Roma, Changbi Publishers said Wednesday.According to the publisher, the poet was chosen as the recipient of the annual award presented to a...

Updated : 2017.01.11 15:30

Julia Baird's biography gives the English monarch a beating heart

“Victoria the Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire” by Julia Baird; Random House (696 pages, $35)Queen Victoria dominated an age and inspired a word, “Victorian,” to captu...

Updated : 2017.01.04 18:56

David Bowie interview collection shows man behind legend

Tributes lie beneath a mural of singer David Bowie by artist Jimmy C in Brixton, south London on Jan. 12, last year. (AP-Yonhap)“David Bowie: The Last Interview and Other Conversations” by David Bow...

Updated : 2017.01.04 18:54