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'Game of Thrones' eyes Emmys glow

With a staggering 19 nominations, royal feud saga "Game of Thrones" will cast a long shadow over Emmy awards.

'Game of Thrones' eyes Emmys glow
Scarlett Johansson wins French novel lookalike case
Scarlett Johansson wins French novel lookalike case

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson won damages against a French author whose novel features a character resembling the starlet who is treated as a sex object.

Scarlett Johansson wins French novel lookalike case
Former mental health nurse wins Britain's Costa prize
Former mental health nurse wins Britain's Costa prize

Debut author Nathan Filer won Britain's Costa Book Award on Tuesday for his novel "The Shock of the Fall", which draws on his experience as a mental health nurse.

Former mental health nurse wins Britain's Costa prize
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Move over Dickens: TV series are new academic mainstay

Television series, once considered too low-brow to be worthy of academic study, have become a mainstay of university curricula and frequent fodder for critical analysis.

Move over Dickens: TV series are new academic mainstay
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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. 
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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
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Murakami's new book out in April: publisher

Author Haruki Murakami's new novel will hit book stores in April, three years after the final instalment of "1Q84".

Murakami's new book out in April: publisher
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Forgotten work by Japan Nobel laureate uncovered

A previously unknown short story by Japan's first Nobel Prize-winning author Yasunari Kawabata, best-known for the novel "Snow Country".

Forgotten work by Japan Nobel laureate uncovered
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Zulu goes high-tech

When a middle-aged South African engineer recently set out to write a novel in his native Zulu, he found himself hamstrung by a lack of words to describe modern life.

Zulu goes high-tech
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'Finnegans Wake' is new Chinese publishing hit

A new Chinese translation of "Finnegans Wake", renowned for its linguistic difficulty in the original, is proving a hit in China -- although one academic called the author James Joyce "mentally ill".

'Finnegans Wake' is new Chinese publishing hit
Comic novel imagining Hitler's return is German bestseller
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.

Comic novel imagining Hitler's return is German bestseller
Teen author Stefan Bachmann reaps full-grown success
Teen author Stefan Bachmann reaps full-grown success

Stefan Bachmann is only 19, but his darkly mysterious debut novel set in a parallel world of faeries, goblins and child snatchers has already earned him comparisons to J.K. Rowling, Dickens and Dostoyevsky.

Teen author Stefan Bachmann reaps full-grown success
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Bridget Jones set to return in third novel next year

The accident-prone British thirty-something Bridget Jones is to return in a third novel next year, her creator Helen Fielding announced on Friday.

Bridget Jones set to return in third novel next year
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Writer's epic journey gets 'Ulysses' to Dublin stage

Dermot Bolger was commissioned in 1993 by a US museum that holds the original manuscript of James Joyce's famed novel -- which chronicles a day in the life of a Dublin man -- to adapt the book for the stage.

Writer's epic journey gets 'Ulysses' to Dublin stage
Former Chinese official sheds light on dark side of power
Former Chinese official sheds light on dark side of power

"Politics is an ugly business," says an official in Chinese author Wang Xiaofang's novel, The Civil Servant's Notebook. "You always need to keep a knife in reserve, even for your own boss."

Former Chinese official sheds light on dark side of power
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S. Korea lifts ban on French erotic novel by de Sade

South Korea has lifted a ban on the erotic novel "The 120 Days of Sodom" by the 18th-century French nobleman and writer the Marquis de Sade, just weeks after barring it for "extreme obscenity".

S. Korea lifts ban on French erotic novel by de Sade
Potter author's first grown-up novel 'best I can do'
Potter author's first grown-up novel 'best I can do'

Harry Potter author JK Rowling spent the day "trying to avoid newspapers" as her first novel for grown-ups hit the bookshops, but she is confident the book is "the best I can do", she told fans.

Potter author's first grown-up novel 'best I can do'

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