India, China and Japan sweep book prize shortlist

Authors from India, China and Japan swept the shortlist for Asia's top literary prize on Tuesday, with a debut novelist and Nobel Prize winner among those vying for the $30,000 award.

New edition of 'Huckleberry Finn' to lose the N-word

What is a word worth? According to Publishers Weekly, NewSouth Books' upcoming edition of Mark Twain's seminal novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" will remove all instances of the N-word -- I'll give you a hint, it's not nonesuch -- present in ...

Braving Crowds at Hong Kong Book Fair

JOYCE HOR-CHUNG LAU The New York Times 19.07.2010
Braving Crowds at Hong Kong Book Fair

The Hong Kong Book Fair is so popular that it drew more people last year (900,000) than recent legislative by-elections (579,000).

Rowse to tell all in book about Harbour Fest fiasco

Bonnie Chen The Standard 14.04.2009

A retired top government official - heavily criticized over the Harbour Fest fiasco - will give his side of the story by publishing an alternative view of the issues surrounding the ill-fated concerts.

Book fair wants to see happy ending in gloom

Paul Mozur The Standard 05.02.2009

Despite tough economic times, the fifth annual Wan Chai Book Fair is likely to attract more visitors than last year, according to district councillors and publishers.

EU opens digital library to public with over 2 million works

The European Union has finally opened its digital online library, Europeana, to the public, allowing users everywhere free access to the rich archives of EU's 27 member states. The library includes more than 2 million books, maps, recordings, phot...

Indian author Aravind Adiga wins Man Booker Prize 2008

LONDON: India's first time novelist Aravind Adiga on Wednesday won the 50,000 pounds ($87,000) Man Booker Prize 2008 for his novel, The White Tiger.

`De Niro's Game' wins rich prize

Vit Wagner Toronto Star 14.06.2008
`De Niro's Game' wins rich prize

Rawi Hage, winner yesterday of the prestigious and lucrative IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, wants there to be no misconceptions of where he is from: Canada.

Toronto's Adamson wins Dashiell Hammett Prize

JAMES ADAMS The Globe and Mail 10.06.2008
Toronto's Adamson wins Dashiell Hammett Prize

Toronto — Toronto author Gil Adamson's debut novel, The Outlander, has won the 17th Dashiell Hammett Prize for best literary crime narrative (fiction or non-fiction), awarded annually by the North American branch of International Association of Cr...


As the Little Tramp, he made millions laugh. But the Nazis never saw the funny side when it came to Charlie Chaplin. Adolf Hitler's hatred of the politically outspoken movie star is apparent in a yellowing book of Nazi propaganda which includes Ch...