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Best-selling author Kim Edwards dreamed of success

Rarely does a writer immersed in the world of academia publish a first novel that becomes an international success, but that’s what happened to Kim Edwards. In 2005, the University of Kentucky crea...

Updated : 2011.01.14 18:23

An author’s journey to print on demand

Seattle-area writer Matt Briggs has published six books. In 1999 his first novel got a half-page review in The New York Times Book Review, the literary equivalent of winning the lottery. That’s the...

Updated : 2011.01.14 18:21

Over 3,300 Korean relics organized in catalogue

The Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea announced Tuesday that it has published a three-volume catalogue that introduces 3,361 Korean relics including 316 “eobo,” or royal seals. The catalog...

Updated : 2011.01.11 17:57

‘Moon Over Manifest,’ ‘Amos McGee’ win book awards

LOS ANGELES ― “Moon Over Manifest,” Clare Vanderpool’s story of a girl in Depression-era Kansas who investigates a hidden past, was awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal on Monday as the American Lib...

Updated : 2011.01.11 17:56

New Books

Modern Middle East Tablet & Pen Edited by Reza Aslan (W.W. Norton, $35) The West’s perception of the Middle East as mysterious, exotic and savage has changed little since the days of Napoleon mo...

Updated : 2011.01.07 17:55

Korea steady seller

The national trauma The Wounded By Lee Chung-joon Translated by Jennifer M. Lee (Jimoondang, 5,000 won) The Korean War (1950-1953) left both physical and psychological wounds to its people. Lee ...

Updated : 2011.01.07 17:54

Readers on the case: favorite mysteries set in Europe

This past fall I put out a call to readers: Send me your favorite mysteries set in other countries, written by international (e.g., not American) writers. I’m glad I asked ... I think. Already the ...

Updated : 2011.01.07 17:53

Making books do things e-books can’t

At a garage studio in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock, Lisa Pearson is publishing books with the skill of a craftsman, framing the printed word as a work of art. One volume, “Torture of ...

Updated : 2011.01.07 17:48

New edition removes Twain’s ‘offensive’ words

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) ― Mark Twain wrote that “the difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter.” A new edition of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “Tom...

Updated : 2011.01.05 18:41

Revolutionary book that inspired Gandhi turns 150

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― It was 150 years ago that the book “Unto This Last” was published, a groundbreaking work that turned economic thinking on its head and profoundly influenced the views of many in...

Updated : 2011.01.03 19:47

Century after death, Tolstoy sidelined in modern Russia

MOSCOW (AFP) ― A century ago, all of Russia mourned Leo Tolstoy’s death at a backwater train station. But today the novelist and pacifist, who abhorred any form of government, is more respected in ...

Updated : 2010.11.21 18:15