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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 …

2011 Nobel literature laureate Tomas Transtroemer dies

Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at the age of 83, his publishing house Bonniers said on Friday. “Most of Transtroemer's poetry collections are characterised by economy, concreteness and poignant metaphors. In his latest collections… Transtroemer has shifted towards an even smaller format and a higher degree of concentration,” the Nobel …

I never planned to enter for Etisalat prize –Mahlangu

Winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature, Songeziwe Mahlangu, speaks with CHUX OHAI South African writer, Songeziwe Mahlangu, did not plan to enter his first book, a novel titled Penumbra, for the Etisalat Prize for Literature. He was simply not interested in the prize. The author says, in an interview with our correspondent, that…  [Read More…]

Fringe Marginalia Begins Today

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is celebrating Dunedin's new City of Literature status this year with a four day programme of literary delights.Marginalia: A Fringe Celebration of a City of Literature brings together passionate local networks dedicated to the written word, from plays and poetry to comics and criticism.

Vietnamese literature needs global exposure

HA NOI – Foreign and domestic delegates yesterday discussed a strategy to promote Vietnamese literature overseas at two workshops held in Ha Noi. The Viet Nam Writers' Association's International Conference to Introduce Vietnamese Literature held the workshops, where writers and poets expressed their opinions about Vietnamese literature. They also said they would bring Vietnamese literary works …

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature runs from March 5-7

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, which runs from March 5 to March 7, will host an array of internationally recognised authors from around the world. The festival, taking place in InterContinental Dubai Festival City, will kick start on March 3 with an opening night held at the Cultural and Scientific Association located in Al Mamzar. The opening night will celebrate the world of …

Growing local participation in Emirates Festival of Literature

Around 35 per cent of the world’s top authors are from the Arab world, said Isobel Abulhoul, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation and Festival Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. This year’s Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will host an array of authors from around the world. Following the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum …

City in line for summit

Dunedin's Unesco City of Literature status could be about to deliver its first big coup, after the city was named as a finalist to secure an international writers' summit. read more