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.
The hugely successful "Twilight" vampire romance series is marking its 10th anniversary with a twist -- a gender swap.
Agatha Christie fans have descended on her hometown of Torquay on the English Riviera for the 125th anniversary of the murder master's birth.
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.
The eagerly-awaited sequel to Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium crime trilogy hit store shelves in 25 countries.
As US President Barack Obama lounged with his family on a Massachusetts beach, the White House released a list of six books that he took on vacation.
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."
Spanish poet Justo Jorge Padron’s poignant The Circles of Hell has been translated into the Kazakh language.
Writer Yuriy Serebryanskiy has become the winner of the Russian Award for the second time.
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.
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.
Sherlock Holmes never existed but his fictional address of 221B Baker Street still receives a steady flow of letters addressed to the famously intuitive detective.
Novelist Richard Flanagan said he was ashamed to be Australian after winning the Man Booker Prize for his book "The Narrow Road to the Deep North".
Patrick Modiano, a historical novelist haunted by France's painful experience of Nazi occupation and his own childhood wounds, won the Nobel Literature Prize.
The world premier of the Abai and Shakarim suites will open at Carnegie Hall in New York on November 12, 2014.
Bird houses for bookcrossing have been installed in parks of Almaty, a large southern city of Kazakhstan.
Librarians of the Abai Library in Semey have decided to foster love for reading through free eBooks.
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."
An English translation of historically significant John Castle’s diary about his travels to the Kazakh Steppe is in preparation in the UK.
Almaty based-writer Ilya Odegov won the Russian Award in Flash Fiction category with his short story “Timur and his summer”.
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