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Australians cheer Flanagan’s Booker Prize win

Winner of the Man Booker for fiction 2014 Australian author Richard Flanagan, author of 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North', poses for the camera after winning the prize at the Guildhall in London, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. AP

Australian literature-lovers cheered Wednesday after Richard Flanagan won the prestigious Booker Prize with a visceral story of wartime brutality and its aftermath — a novel the head of the judging team said was as powerful as a kick in the stomach.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Amy Tan in Manila

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Devoted Filipino fans of worldwide best-selling novelist Amy Tan will have the chance of a lifetime to see her in person as she visits Manila in Raffles Makati and National Book Store’s first Philippine Literary Festival 2014 on Oct. 23-25 at Raffles Makati.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

A look at the winner of the 2014 literature Nobel

A man holds a book of French author Patrick Modiano at the Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Modiano won this year's nobel prize for literature. AP

French author Patrick Modiano, 69, whose novel “Rue des Boutiques Obscures” — English title: “Missing Person” — won the prestigious Prix Goncourt in 1978.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Modiano wins Nobel for works about Nazi occupation

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Patrick Modiano of France, who has made a lifelong study of the Nazi occupation and its effects on his country, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for what one academic called “crystal clear and resonant” prose.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Winners of Nobel Prize in literature since 1980

In this Thursday Oct. 11, 2012, file photo, Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy, arrives to announce the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, in Stockholm. Thursday Oct. 9, 2014 is the festive day of the year for highbrow culture when the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature is revealed. AP

The 2014 Nobel Prize in literature will be announced Thursday by the Swedish Academy. Here is a list of previous winners of the award since 1980:

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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