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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

In this 2003 photo released by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, left, is seen in Monterrey, Mexico. Behind is Colombian journalist Jose Salgar. Garcia Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. The author's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. The FNPI was founded by Garcia Marquez. (AP Photo/Andres Reyes, FNPI)

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Finalists announced for best translated books

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Poetry by the late Chilean author Roberto Bolano and fiction by best-selling Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard are among the finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Most criticized books list includes Hunger Games, Perks

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The humor of “Captain Underpants” children’s books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison in “The Bluest Eye” would seem to have little in common.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Heaven is for Real’: Nonfiction book on life after death reaches screen

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THE NEW film of Randall Wallace (“Braveheart” writer) is about the near-death experience of 4-year-old Colton, son of a Nebraska pastor-fireman (played by Greg Kinnear).

The faith of the small town in Nebraska is shaken when the son of Todd Burpo, a pastor cum firefighter, starts to see religious images and dead people after miraculously surviving an emergency surgery.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Literary forum features PEN/Open Book Award winner Gina Apostol

The UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies (UST CCWLS) will host an informal conversation with prize-winning Filipino-American novelist Gina Apostol Monday at 3 p.m, in the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino, G/F Benavides Bldg., UST.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Top ten books on Apple’s iBook

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iBook charts for week ending April 7, 2014:

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

Rare Tennessee Williams story published

This Nov. 11, 1940 file photo shows playwright Tennessee Williams at his typewriter in New York. "Crazy Night", a work of short fiction by Williams will be printed in the spring issue of The Strand Magazine, a quarterly based in Birmingham, Mich. AP

Before his mother became the model for Blanche DuBois of “A Streetcar Named Desire” and his sister the inspiration for Laura Wingfield of “The Glass Menagerie,” Tennessee Williams drew upon a college girlfriend — if only in name — to tell a story of desire, drunkenness and regret.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Kritika 2014 fellows and panelists announced

The Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC) of De la Salle University (DLSU) awards 11 fellowships for Kritika 2014: National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism, which will be held at the University of St. La Salle (USLS) in Bacolod on April 20-26.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

UST to hold national confab on arts and literature

The Department of Literature of the University of Santo Tomas invites artists, art enthusiasts, academicians, practitioners, researchers and students from both public and private schools to attend Siningcuentro 2014: A National Conference on Arts and Literature, on April 21-23, at UST Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy Multipurpose Hall.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Indian writer, editor Khushwant Singh dies at 99

In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, Khushwant Singh, 96, talks sitting next to a fireplace in his house in New Delhi, India. Singh, a force in India's literary world for more than 60 years, has passed away at his New Delhi home, his daughter said, Thursday, March 20, 2014. He was 99. AP

Khushwant Singh, a journalist, editor and prolific writer whose work ranged from serious histories to joke collections to one of post-Independence India’s great novels, died Thursday at his New Delhi apartment, his daughter said. He was 99.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Murakami to publish first short story collection in 9 years

Haruki Murakami. AFP FILE PHOTO

Best-selling Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami next month will publish his first compilation of short stories in nine years, including one new offering, his publisher said Monday.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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