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19 april 2014, 11:20Murakami's new book unveiled in Japan
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11 april 2014, 14:42Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies aged 68: son
09 april 2014, 11:18US Getty museum to return Greek manuscript
04 april 2014, 11:56Nobel writer Garcia Marquez hospitalized in Mexico
05 january 2014, 18:00Important library in north Lebanon torched
02 may 2013, 16:53New book to dig into alleged Boston bombers' past
26 april 2013, 14:28New Fidel Castro biography planned
23 april 2013, 12:02New book sheds light on softer side of Iron Lady
12 april 2013, 10:49Excitement builds in Japan for new Murakami novel
23 january 2013, 17:32Comic novel imagining Hitler's return is German bestseller
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13 october 2012, 13:48Writers must take on political issues: China's Mo Yan
29 september 2012, 11:44Potter author's first grown-up novel 'best I can do'
25 september 2012, 10:46Sex, drugs and village politics in Potter author's new novel
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