Spanish author Javier Marias argues that while there are plenty of reasons not to write novels, there’s one that is very important — a shot at immortality.
University of Chicago press’ extraordinary journey to bring Rómulo Gallegos’ early 20th century Venezuelan classic novel Doña Barbara back into print in English.
Duncan Jepson’s new novel ‘All the Flowers in Shanghai’ gives western readers a glimpse into China’s psyche, where tradition can take precedence over reason.
The ‘Waterstones 11′ list of potential prize-winning debut novels includes an Alaskan bookseller, a former RSC actress, and a fundamentalist Welsh woman.
Biology teacher Alexis Jenni, won the renowned Goncourt Prize for his first novel, L’art français de la guerre (The French Art of War) published by Gallimard.
Race car-driving author Han Han is seen as the voice of China’s young generation and read by 300 million people, but will what he represents be lost in translation?
Do you spend your holiday’s buried in an easy mystery, a light romance, or a great classic?
By Gwendolyn Dawson In Yan Lianke’s novel, Dream of Ding Village, a remote, agricultural village in China suffers from an AIDS epidemic. Ten years ago, the inhabitants of Ding Village sold their blood to blood collectors to increase their wealth and improve their standard of living. While the blood sales allowed the villagers to replace their traditional mud and thatch huts …
By Roger Tagholm Canongate’s Jamie Byng has bought what he describes as “the most high concept novel I have ever come across”, a debut novel from J.J. Abrams, creator of Lost and director of Star Trek. Byng concluded the deal with Cathryn Summerhayes of William Morris Endeavour (WME) in London, with the primary agent being Jay Mandell of WME US …
By Edward Nawotka The year 2011 marks the end of a busy decade for Boston-based novelist David Schmahmann. It was a period that he spent thinking, exploring and writing a great deal about his birthplace…South Africa. The decade was bookended by the publication of two seminal books about the country: 2001’s John Gardner Book Award-winning Empire Settings, a drama about the relationship …
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