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Bogan, ranga, rurosexual added to Australian dictionary
Bogan, ranga, rurosexual added to Australian dictionary

Heading Down Under where locals are "dry as a dead dingo's donger" and beachgoers don "budgie smugglers"?

Bogan, ranga, rurosexual added to Australian dictionary
Jamaican author Marlon James wins Man Booker Prize
Jamaican author Marlon James wins Man Booker Prize

Jamaican author Marlon James won the Man Booker Prize for best novel for "A Brief History of Seven Killings", a re-telling of the attempted assassination of musician Bob Marley.

Jamaican author Marlon James wins Man Booker Prize
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'Twilight' marks 10th anniversary with a twist: a gender swap

The hugely successful "Twilight" vampire romance series is marking its 10th anniversary with a twist -- a gender swap.

'Twilight' marks 10th anniversary with a twist: a gender swap
Fans flock to honour queen of crime fiction Agatha Christie
Fans flock to honour queen of crime fiction Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie fans have descended on her hometown of Torquay on the English Riviera for the 125th anniversary of the murder master's birth.

Fans flock to honour queen of crime fiction Agatha Christie
Haruki Murakami. ©Reuters/Generalitat de Catalunya/Handout
Japan author Murakami releases latest book

Popular Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami's new book has gone on sale, with a major domestic bookstore chain buying 90 percent of the initial print run in a direct challenge to online rivals.

Japan author Murakami releases latest book
Millennium sequel hits bookstores as author admits 'total fear'
Millennium sequel hits bookstores as author admits 'total fear'

The eagerly-awaited sequel to Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium crime trilogy hit store shelves in 25 countries.

Millennium sequel hits bookstores as author admits 'total fear'
Journalist Sergei Dorenko. ©RIA Novosti
Ukraine bans dozens of 'fascist' Russian books

Kiev's public relations war with Moscow scaled new heights as Ukraine released a list of prominent Russian reporters and authors whose books will be banned from sale.

Ukraine bans dozens of 'fascist' Russian books
Midnight openings for Harper Lee book launch
Midnight openings for Harper Lee book launch

Bookstores opened at midnight when copies of Harper Lee's eagerly awaited, but controversial second novel flew off the shelves more than half a century after the groundbreaking success of "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Midnight openings for Harper Lee book launch
Rare Turing notebook sells for $1m in New York
Rare Turing notebook sells for $1m in New York

A long-lost notebook owned by British mathematician and World War II code breaker Alan Turing sold at auction in New York on Monday for $1 million.

Rare Turing notebook sells for $1m in New York
Sales of books on Islam rocket after France attacks
Sales of books on Islam rocket after France attacks

Books on Islam are selling out in France after deadly extremist attacks in the capital raised uncomfortable questions about Europe's fastest-growing religion.

Sales of books on Islam rocket after France attacks
Author George R.R. Martin has released a new excerpt from his highly-anticipated book The Winds Of Winter. ©REUTERS
George R. R. Martin unveils new 'Game of Thrones' chapter

Fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin has released a chapter from his upcoming next book in the series on which hit television show "Game of Thrones" is based.

George R. R. Martin unveils new 'Game of Thrones' chapter
Orhan Pamuk, anxious observer of the new Turkey
Orhan Pamuk, anxious observer of the new Turkey

Submerged in his new novel, Turkey's Nobel prize laureate Orhan Pamuk gazes out over the city of Istanbul, the main protagonist of his books.

Orhan Pamuk, anxious observer of the new Turkey
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Hachette, Amazon end nasty feud with deal on book sales

Publisher Hachette and Amazon ended an acrimonious feud over online book sales.

Hachette, Amazon end nasty feud with deal on book sales
Marvel unveils huge slate of new superhero films
Marvel unveils huge slate of new superhero films

Marvel unveiled plans for a slate of new superhero films, expanding its already wildly successful comic book universe.

Marvel unveils huge slate of new superhero films
Amazon's might divides opinion at world's biggest book fair
Amazon's might divides opinion at world's biggest book fair

US online retail giant Amazon may be absent from the stands at the world's biggest book fair but it has still been at the heart of a heated debate.

Amazon's might divides opinion at world's biggest book fair
New comic book stars Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg
New comic book stars Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

The life of billionaire Facebook executive and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg has been distilled into a 32-page comic book set for release this week.

New comic book stars Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg
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Super price of $3.2 mln for first Superman comic book

A near-flawless edition of the first book featuring cartoon hero Superman from June 1938 has fetched $3.2 million at auction.

Super price of $3.2 mln for first Superman comic book
Borrow a book and share your own. Photo © Vladimir Prokopenko
Bookcrossing bird houses in Almaty parks: borrow your escape to wonderland

Bird houses for bookcrossing have been installed in parks of Almaty, a large southern city of Kazakhstan.

Bookcrossing bird houses in Almaty parks: borrow your escape to wonderland
Hachette pushes back after Amazon alleges price fixing‎
Hachette pushes back after Amazon alleges price fixing‎

Hachette Book Group defended itself against accusations of pushing up prices for e-books amid a dispute with online retail giant Amazon.

Hachette pushes back after Amazon alleges price fixing‎
George W. Bush writes bio of his US president dad
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.

George W. Bush writes bio of his US president dad