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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'
White House reveals Obama's summer reading list
White House reveals Obama's summer reading list

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.

White House reveals Obama's summer reading list
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
Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Spain and Justo Jorge Padron. Photo courtesy of Facebook.com
Padron's The Circles of Hell translated into Kazakh

Spanish poet Justo Jorge Padron’s poignant The Circles of Hell has been translated into the Kazakh language.

Padron's The Circles of Hell translated into Kazakh
 Yuriy Serebryanskiy. Photo from personal archives
Almaty born writer Serebryanskiy wins Russian Award

Writer Yuriy Serebryanskiy has become the winner of the Russian Award for the second time.

Almaty born writer Serebryanskiy wins Russian Award
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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London pays homage to immortal myth of Sherlock Holmes

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.

London pays homage to immortal myth of Sherlock Holmes
Australian author Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker Prize
Australian author Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker Prize

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".

Australian author Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker Prize
Patrick Modiano of France wins Nobel Literature Prize
Patrick Modiano of France wins Nobel Literature Prize

Patrick Modiano, a historical novelist haunted by France's painful experience of Nazi occupation and his own childhood wounds, won the Nobel Literature Prize.

Patrick Modiano of France wins Nobel Literature Prize
The Almaty Symphonic Orchestra under Marat Bisengaliev will present Abai and Shakarim
World premier of Abai and Shakarim suites in Carnegie Hall in November

The world premier of the Abai and Shakarim suites will open at Carnegie Hall in New York on November 12, 2014.

World premier of Abai and Shakarim suites in Carnegie Hall in November
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
Photo © Ruslan Shakabayev
eBooks on the go: Reading Semei campaign to foster love for books

Librarians of the Abai Library in Semey have decided to foster love for reading through free eBooks.

eBooks on the go: Reading Semei campaign to foster love for books
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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."

Letters shed light on 'Gone with the Wind'
Abulkhayir Khan. Photo courtesy of e-center.asia
Kazakh Khan through the eyes of a British traveler

An English translation of historically significant John Castle’s diary about his travels to the Kazakh Steppe is in preparation in the UK.

Kazakh Khan through the eyes of a British traveler
Photo © RIA Novosty
Kazakhstani writer Ilya Odegov wins Russian Award

Almaty based-writer Ilya Odegov won the Russian Award in Flash Fiction category with his short story “Timur and his summer”.

Kazakhstani writer Ilya Odegov wins Russian Award