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Literature quarter for Royal Mile

A new literature quarter is planned for the Royal Mile to provide a year-round hub promoting the Scottish capital's designation as Unesco City of Literature.

Tencent Teams Up With Trajectory To Sell eBooks Outside Of China

Tencent Literature, the online literature arm of China Internet giant Tencent, will team up with Trajectory of Massachusetts to sell Tencent Literature’s catalog of more than 200,000 eBooks to North and South American customers.  The partnership also allows for Trajectory to import English-language eBooks to Tencent’s customer base of over 820 million active users, the two said in a press …

Event at Stanford University: Women, Literature and Arts in the Middle East

Attiya Ahmad (George Washington University), “;Refracted Images: the Ordinariness of Middle Eastern Gendered Photography in Socio-Historical Context.”; – Dominic Brookshaw (Oxford University), “;Telling Stories: The Female Voice in 19th and 20th Century Persian Poetry”; – Nasrin Rahimieh (University of California, Irvine), “;Women Writing Ordinary Lives”;

Literature and Drama Classes Help

Literature and drama classes help students to find emotional balance. They open doors to how other people live. By entering in imagination into other people’s lives, students become friendly and more open to others. They see their own pain and difficulty as part of the process of becoming adult.

Relevance of Sangam literature highlighted

The relevance of Sangam literature for the present day youth was highlighted at the two day workshop organised by the Department of Tamil of Periyar University which concluded here on Tuesday.

Keeping literature dirty

I was almost sorry to see the developers of the Clean Reader app — which would have allowed squeamish or morally didactic readers to remove profanity from books — take “immediate action to remove all books from our catalogue” last week, in response to authors…

Winners of Splendid Foundation Series emerge

Organisers of the Splendid Literature Series have said that six winners have emerged in the 2014 edition. ‘These are Nnamdi Momah,; with ‘The Journey to Nigeria’; Izuchukwu Udokwu, with ‘Life in Broken Pieces’; Ezechukwu Emmanuel Amarachi, with “The Taming of Ekwensu”; Uchenna Ofili, ‘A Time Machine Surprise’; Elijah Faith, ‘Lesson for Fathers’; and Chibuihe Obi,…  [Read More…]

Swedish poet, Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer dies at age 83

Swedish poet and Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83, Swedish publisher Bonniers said Friday. The reclusive, mild-mannered wordsmith — considered a master of metaphor and one of the most important Scandinavian poets of the post-World War II era — died Thursday after a short illness said Bonniers spokeswoman Anna Tillgren. In famous collections such as the 1966 …