Chinese Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan was expected to walk a thin line at Friday's traditional Nobel lecture, with some pundits supporting claims he is "independent" while others cast him a Beijing stooge.
Nobel Prize laureate Mo Yan, who has been criticized for his cozy relationship with China's Communist Party, has compared censorship to security checks at airports, suggesting it is unpleasant but necessary.
Readers of Indian nonfiction, especially those interested in the examination of Mumbai's underworld would be acquainted with S Hussain Zaidi's work. The author of bestsellers Black Friday, Mafia Queens of Mumbai and Dongri to Dubai, he is a veteran investigative journalist.
Seated in a plush Vienna hotel, Rafik Schami is half a world away from the unrest tearing Syria apart. But that doesn't stop the author caring and worrying deeply about the country he fled 41 years ago.
Seminal American author Philip Roth, whose novels explored modern Jewish-American life, has told a French magazine that he will write no more books because he has lost his passion for it.
Google today celebrated Abraham 'Bram' Stoker's 165th birthday honouring him with a fascinating Google doodle of his cult novel 'Dracula'.
France's top literary prize, the Goncourt, on Wednesday went to Jerome Ferrari for a Corsican epic, set in a bar on the violence-wracked Mediterranean island.
Acclaimed writer and Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa was named the winner of the inaugural Carlos Fuentes International Prize. The $250K cash award went to Llosa "for the contribution he has made in the Spanish language to enrich the heritage of mankind".
Chinese author Mo Yan, some of whose works have cast an unflattering eye on official policy, said after winning the literature Nobel that it was a writer's duty to spotlight political and social issues.
Chinese author Mo Yan won the Nobel Literature Prize for writing that mixes folk tales, history and the contemporary. In his writing Mo Yan draws on his youthful experiences and on settings in the province of his birth.
July's rumors of a new J.R.R. Tolkien work have been confirmed by publisher HarperCollins, which will release long-form poem The Fall of Arthur next year. It was written prior to Tolkien's success as author of The Hobbit.
Junot Diaz and Dinaw Mengestu have been recognized for their talents by the MacArthur Foundation, standing as two of 23 recipients of the 2012 MacArthur Fellowship award, a $500,000 grant paid over a five-year period.
Renowned British left-wing historian Eric Hobsbawm, whose writing influenced students and politicians across Europe, died in a London hospital on Monday aged 95. He was being treated for pneumonia
Salman Rushdie believes literature has lost much of its influence in the West, and movie stars like George Clooney and Angelina Jolie have taken the place of Susan Sontag and Norman Mailer when it comes to addressing the big issues.
Chilean author Isabel Allende Sunday received the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize from the hands of Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik at a ceremony held in this Danish city.