US writer Lydia Davis, best known for her unconventionally short stories, on Wednesday claimed the prestigious Man Booker International Prize at a London ceremony.
Revered Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, author of the widely praised novel “Things Fall Apart,” will be buried in his small hometown on Thursday in a ceremony expected to draw crowds of mourners.
The eagerly-awaited English translation of Haruki Murakami's latest novel could hit bookstores next year, a Japanese newspaper has reported.
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Author JK Rowling’s personal copy of the first Harry Potter book, with handwritten notes and illustrations by the famed author, has sold for a record 1,50,000 pounds at auction in London.
Well-known Kannada author U R Ananthamurthy, the only Indian to be shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2013, today lost the prestigious award to American writer Lydia Davis.
Around 100 letters and manuscripts by one of China's top literary couples are to go under the hammer next month, a Chinese auction house said Wednesday, amid reports of a row over privacy.
Khaled Hosseini, whose novels have sold more than 38 million copies worldwide, knows what a lucky man he is.
The 1997 book, featuring handwritten notes, 22 original illustrations and a 43-page "second thoughts" commentary by the author, fetched the highest price to date for a printed book by Rowling, Sotheby's said in a statement.
A former mob lawyer, he promoted his city and himself with antics that lent credibility to his self-given title of "happiest mayor in the universe."
Hosseini, whose previous books have sold tens of millions of copies, approached his latest novel in a stylistically different manner than "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns."
Bernard Waber, the author of such children's favorites as "The House on East 88th Street" and "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile," has died.
A first edition copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" that contains author J.K. Rowling's notes and original illustrations is going on sale at a charity auction.
A 1000-word "very long" poem, penned by Irom Sharmila, who has been on fast for the past 12 years to protest against what she calls repressive laws allowing widespread human rights abuses, forms part of a new book on the activist from Manipur.
Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy’s presence in the Man Booker International Prize 2013 shortlist has sent Indian interest soaring in the run-up to the announcement of the winner in London on May 22.