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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 »

Debut fiction writer wins $25,000 Bingham Prize

Godforsaken Idaho book cover

The author of the story collection “Godforsaken Idaho” has won a $25,000 prize.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The (unsuccessful) roasting of Gilda

WITH her balae
Jose V. Abueva
by her side

I’ve never been to any “roasting,” literary or journalistic. I have no idea what goes on at occasions of that kind.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

China divided over the common language


Free-wheeling and business-oriented, the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is a long way from Beijing physically, culturally and linguistically – and hackles have been raised by reports Communist authorities are demanding local television drop Cantonese in favor of Mandarin.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Komisyon ng Wika embarks on ambitious publication program

NATIONAL Aritst and KWF chair Virgilio Almario PHOTOS BY LESTER G. BABIERA

In connection with the celebration of Buwan ng Wika (Language Month), Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) launched its publication series, Aklat ng Bayan, on Aug. 15 at the National Museum.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »