George W. Bush writes bio of his US president dad Former US president George W. Bush has written a "personal biography" of his presidential father, said Crown publishers, which announced it will release the book in November.
31 июля 2014
Letters shed light on 'Gone with the Wind' It's not that Margaret Mitchell didn't give a damn whether Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler would ever get back together again in "Gone with the Wind."
24 июня 2014
Harvard confirms antique book is bound in human skin Harvard University scientists have confirmed that a 19th century French treatise in its libraries is bound in human skin, Harvard University said this week, after a bevvy of scientific testing.
09 июня 2014
Clinton memoir hits out at 'political slugfest' on Benghazi Hillary Clinton has given her most detailed account yet of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans, but said she will not join the "political slugfest" over the tragedy.
01 июня 2014
US classic 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to appear as e-book The Pulitzer Prize-winning US classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" will appear as an e-book for the first time this summer, publishing house HarperCollins said.
29 апреля 2014
Murakami's new book unveiled in Japan Haruki Murakami's first collection of short stories in nine years hit the shelves in Japan on Friday with some excited fans queuing for the midnight launch.
19 апреля 2014
Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87 Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.
18 апреля 2014
Garcia Marquez in 'very fragile' condition: family Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez is in "very fragile" condition and at risk of complications while recovering at his Mexico City home from a recent hospitalization, his family said.
16 апреля 2014
Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies aged 68: son Sue Townsend, the British author responsible for the multi-million selling Adrian Mole series documenting the hum-drum life of an awkward teenager, has died aged 68, her son told the BBC on Friday.
11 апреля 2014
US Getty museum to return Greek manuscript The J. Paul Getty Museum has agreed to return to Greece a Byzantine New Testament manuscript illegally taken from a monastery on Mount Athos over 50 years ago, it said Monday.
09 апреля 2014
Nobel writer Garcia Marquez hospitalized in Mexico Colombia's Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was being treated at a Mexico City hospital Thursday for a lung infection but he was doing well, his son and officials said.
04 апреля 2014
Important library in north Lebanon torched A decades-old library owned by a Greek Orthodox priest in north Lebanon's majority Sunni city of Tripoli was torched late Friday, a day after a sectarian scuffle, a security source said.
05 января 2014
New book to dig into alleged Boston bombers' past A new book will explore the life of the Tsarnaev brothers, the ethnic Chechens accused of bombing the Boston marathon.
02 мая 2013
New Fidel Castro biography planned Former president Fidel Castro will be the subject of a new volume of memoirs about his life as a Cuban revolutionary, the country's larger-than-life leader and a longtime nemesis of the United States.
26 апреля 2013
New book sheds light on softer side of Iron Lady The authorised biography of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher hits bookshops on Tuesday, revealing an intimate side to the Iron Lady.
23 апреля 2013
Excitement builds in Japan for new Murakami novel The wait is nearly over for thousands of readers eager to get their hands on the new novel by celebrated Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami.
12 апреля 2013
Comic novel imagining Hitler's return is German bestseller Eighty years after Adolf Hitler's rise to power, a novel that imagines his return to modern-day Berlin has become a bestseller in Germany, though a comedy about the Fuehrer is not to everyone's taste.
23 января 2013
Popol Vuh: the Mayan holy book Before the creation of the Earth, there was only silence and darkness, only the sky and the sea until the deities Tepeu and Gucumatz created trees, animals and man -- so says the Mayan holy book.
18 декабря 2012
Hans Christian Andersen's first fairy tale found A Danish researcher has stumbled across the first fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen in Denmark's national archives.
14 декабря 2012
50 years since Solzhenitsyn Gulag story shocked USSR The Soviet Union 50 years ago allowed publication of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's landmark account of life in the Stalin prison camps "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich", shocking readers by revealing a hitherto hidden horror.
17 ноября 2012

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