Реклама +7(700) 388 81 09

site.news_by_theme books

Photo courtesy of vimeo.org
Moscow expels US journalist

US journalist David Satter, a longtime critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been banned from the country in one of the first such expulsions since the Cold War.

Moscow expels US journalist
Asol Bilyalova's award-winning illustrations
Kazakhstan artist wins literary festival in UK

Asol Bilyalova from Kazakhstan has won in the Artistic Illustration category at the Literature Festival 2013 in London and Cambridge.

Kazakhstan artist wins literary festival in UK
©Reuters/Fred Thornhill
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.

Important library in north Lebanon torched
©Reuters/Beck Diefenbach
Authors Guild appeals ruling in Google Books case

The Authors Guild is appealing a US judge's decision in a long-running case that cleared legal obstacles for Google's massive book-scanning project, court documents showed Monday.

Authors Guild appeals ruling in Google Books case
©Reuters/Ints Kalnins
Sherlock Holmes is free, US judge rules

The beloved British detective Sherlock Holmes is now free to be reimagined in the United States after a federal judge ruled that licensing fees are no longer required.

Sherlock Holmes is free, US judge rules
Photo courtesy of fanpop.com
Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic - study

"A dry martini. Just hand it to me, and I'll do the shaking myself."

Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic - study
Photo © Vladimir Dmitriev
Harry Potter to speak Kazakhsha in 2014

The Harry Potter series will be translated into Kazakh in 2014.

Harry Potter to speak Kazakhsha in 2014
Photo courtesy of fansshare.com
Fifty Shades of Grey movie begins filming

The movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, the bestselling erotic novel by E.L. James, has started filming in westernmost Canada.

Fifty Shades of Grey movie begins filming
Haruki Murakami. 
©Reuters/Generalitat de Catalunya/Handout
Haruki Murakami novel Japan's 2013 best-seller

The new novel by literary superstar Haruki Murakami was Japan's biggest-selling book of 2013, the nation's largest distributer said.

Haruki Murakami novel Japan's 2013 best-seller
World's most expensive printed book sells for $14.2mn
World's most expensive printed book sells for $14.2mn

The first book written in what is today the United States of America fetched $14.2 million in New York on Tuesday, becoming the world's most expensive printed book sold at auction.

World's most expensive printed book sells for $14.2mn
Photo courtesy of showbizcafe.com
'Fifty Shades' rape case dismissed in New Zealand

A New Zealand man has been cleared of raping his estranged wife while pretending to be her young lover in a case partially inspired by the novel "Fifty Shades of Grey".

'Fifty Shades' rape case dismissed in New Zealand
Photo courtesy of arranalexander.co.uk
Scientists study evolution of 'Little Red Riding Hood'

"Little Red Riding Hood" may have been heading to her grandmother's house -- but anthropologists wanted to know where she came from and just how her story spread.

Scientists study evolution of 'Little Red Riding Hood'
Villa that inspired Pinocchio for sale in Italy
Villa that inspired Pinocchio for sale in Italy

A villa near Florence that inspired the author of Pinocchio is on the market for 10.5 million euros ($14 million) -- a world away from the humble workshop where the marionette is born in the book.

Villa that inspired Pinocchio for sale in Italy
Jung Chang and 'the concubine who launched modern China'
Jung Chang and 'the concubine who launched modern China'

Jung Chang says she does not enjoy arguments, but the latest book from the writer whose works are banned in China is proving to be typically contentious.

Jung Chang and 'the concubine who launched modern China'
Alex Ferguson and David Beckham. Photo courtesy of sport-express.ua
Football: Ferguson lifts lid on Beckham, Rooney, England

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson launched his new autobiography, lifting the lid on his relationships with stars including David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roy Keane and Wayne Rooney.

Football: Ferguson lifts lid on Beckham, Rooney, England
New Zealand author Eleanor Catton wins 2013 Booker Prize
New Zealand author Eleanor Catton wins 2013 Booker Prize

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton became the youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize for fiction, claiming the award for her novel "The Luminaries".

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton wins 2013 Booker Prize
Bookshops in Europe take stand against Internet rivalry
Bookshops in Europe take stand against Internet rivalry

European bookshops are taking a stand against competition from the Internet, boosted by a renaissance in independent stores and their enhanced know-how despite still facing a difficult climate.

Bookshops in Europe take stand against Internet rivalry
Printers' 'Bridget Jones moment' leaves fans nonplused
Printers' 'Bridget Jones moment' leaves fans nonplused

Fans of Bridget Jones, rushing to find out the London diarist's latest adventures, were left baffled on Thursday after pages from the autobiography of a British actor were mistakenly inserted in her new book.

Printers' 'Bridget Jones moment' leaves fans nonplused
Internet giants targeted ahead of world's biggest book fair
Internet giants targeted ahead of world's biggest book fair

Organisers of the world's biggest book fair warned Tuesday against the domination of Internet giants as the publishing world grapples to blend old and new forms of reading.

Internet giants targeted ahead of world's biggest book fair
Helen Fielding. Photo courtesy of thecollectiveinterview.com
Single again: Bridget Jones returns

Bridget Jones returns after a 14-year break on Thursday, in a new book which sees the famed British singleton widowed with two children but still grappling with modern life and unsuitable men.

Single again: Bridget Jones returns