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Not winning the Literature Prize

Not winning the Literature Prize

Well, Malala Yousafzai didn’t win the Nobel Peace Prize, but nor did the Nigerian gynecologist who was also nominated. Instead, the Organization for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was given it. That should indicate the importance the West gives to the Syrian crisis, which was mentioned by the Nobel Foundation as one of the reasons for giving it the Nobel.

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British history alive and kicking at Morley Literature Festival

British history alive and kicking at Morley Literature Festival

Literature lovers lined their stomachs with a three-course lunch in Tingley before stomaching a dollop of political and historical insight from Morley Literature Festival’s guest author.

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Two powerhouses of literature talk books

Two powerhouses of literature talk books

Jhumpa Lahiri had requested no photographs, so you will just have to imagine the scene last night: Two lovely, intense women, both with long dark hair and wearing skirts and boots, seated side-by-side in comfortable armchairs in the front of the beautiful old sanctuary of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, a wooden table between them, set with mugs of water. A table lamp cast a warm glow.

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Literature festival to welcome writers of the world

Literature festival to welcome writers of the world

The 5th edition of the Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival (ITEF) will be held this year between Oct. 30 and Nov. 10 on the theme of “City and Game.” Sixty-one writers from 15 countries will join the event.

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PAL publishes three editions of children literature

PAL publishes three editions of children literature

Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has published three special editions of children literature namely ‘Bachon Ka Adab’ including poems and prose translated from foreign and regional languages into Urdu. An official of PAL told APP here on Sunday, it was for the first time in the history of sub-continent that such kind of literature had been published for children in Urdu.

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A case for high-brow literature

A case for high-brow literature

Scientists have proclaimed that reading high-brow literature produces greater empathy than reading chick-lit.

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Why Bob Dylan should have won the Nobel for literature this year

Why Bob Dylan should have won the Nobel for literature this year

I had the Dream again the other night, the dream where they hand me the medal. The funny thing was this isn’t only my dream, a number of folks have had it for awhile, and I think it may come true yet.

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Open Road Partners For Spanish-Language Global Venture

Open Road Partners For Spanish-Language Global Venture

Open Road Media is teaming up with Barcelona Digital Editions to form Ciudad de Libros/Open Road Espanol, a partnership that marks Open Road’s first venture into the foreign-language e-book market. Ciudad de Libros/Open Road Espanol will release its debut list in the first quarter of 2014 and according to Open Road CEO Jane Friedman the goal is to do “a few hundred” titles in its first full year of operation.

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: Markus Dohle’s Full Remarks

Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: Markus Dohle’s Full Remarks

PW || OCTOBER 2013 At the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair, Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle made his first major public appearance since Penguin and Random House merged to form the world’s largest trade publisher. Dohle gamely answered questions from editors and executives from five major international trade publishing magazines, including PW’s George Slowik, with […]

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The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading

The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading

This is not one of those rants about missing the texture, touch, colors, whatever of paper contrasted with the sterility of reading on a tablet. No, the real abomination of ebooks is often overlooked: Some are so ingrained in the product itself that they are hiding in plain sight, while others are well concealed beneath layers of commerce and government.

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