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The fairytale rise of singer Gavin James 'In Ireland everything happens in pubs,' says Gavin James, widely seen as the next big singer songwriter.
10 марта 2016
 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.
28 апреля 2015
British celebrities pick sides in Scottish referendum Scotland's independence debate has gripped the world of show business, pitting heavyweights such as Paul McCartney and Sean Connery on opposite sides.
13 сентября 2014
Photo courtesy of US classic 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to appear as e-book The Pulitzer Prize-winning US classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" will appear as an e-book for the first time this summer, publishing house HarperCollins said.
29 апреля 2014
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”.
23 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon Murakami's new book unveiled in Japan Haruki Murakami's first collection of short stories in nine years hit the shelves in Japan on Friday with some excited fans queuing for the midnight launch.
19 апреля 2014
Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87 Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.
18 апреля 2014
Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez . ©Reuters/Edgard Garrido Garcia Marquez in 'very fragile' condition: family Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez is in "very fragile" condition and at risk of complications while recovering at his Mexico City home from a recent hospitalization, his family said.
16 апреля 2014
Nobel writer Garcia Marquez hospitalized in Mexico Colombia's Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was being treated at a Mexico City hospital Thursday for a lung infection but he was doing well, his son and officials said.
04 апреля 2014
Ilya Odegov. Photo © Odegov Kazakhstani short story long-listed for Russian Awards: celebration of adolescence Young Kazakshtani writer Ilya Odegov has been long-listed for the International Literary competition Russian Award.
14 марта 2014
Andrey Kurkov. Photo courtesy of Ukrainian novelist Kurkov backs 'school for revolution' protests The long-running opposition protests on Kiev's central Independence Square are becoming a "school for revolution" as the country's leaders lose touch with society, top Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov told AFP.
08 января 2014
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.
03 декабря 2013
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.
04 ноября 2013
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".
17 октября 2013
Oscar Hijuelos. Photo courtesy of US prize-winning 'Mambo Kings' author dead at 62 - report Oscar Hijuelos, the Cuban-American author best known for his Pulitzer-prize winning novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love," died in New York age 62.
15 октября 2013
Japan's Murakami favourite for Nobel prize -- again Japanese literary superstar Haruki Murakami is favourite for this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, betting odds showed Friday, after repeatedly being mentioned as a contender for the prestigious global gong.
20 сентября 2013
Death of letters spells tough time for biographers, says royal writer The slow death of handwriting might be a boon for email-reading intelligence agencies but not for biographers, says the man entrusted by Queen Elizabeth II to write the biography of her mother.
28 июля 2013
'Wild Swans' author Jung Chang speaks of China dream It may be unclear what exactly Beijing means by its aspirational "China Dream" slogan, but for banned "Wild Swans" author Jung Chang it's a positive step.
23 июля 2013
Author Vikram Seth asked to return $1.7m advance: report Acclaimed Indian writer Vikram Seth has been asked to return a $1.7-million advance he was paid by his publisher to write a sequel to his 1993 classic "A Suitable Boy".
10 июля 2013
Far-right writer kills self in Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral A far-right writer and activist shot himself dead in front of the altar of Paris's famed Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, leaving statements denouncing gay marriage and immigration.
22 мая 2013

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