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Israeli writer Amos Oz wins 2013 Kafka award

Amos Oz, Israel's best-known writer, was on Monday named the winner of this year's international Franz Kafka literary prize for his imaginative tales of life in the Jewish state. His books include "A Tale of Love and Darkness" (2003), a heart-wrenching memoir of his mother's suicide when he was 12 years old.

Amos Oz, Israel’s best-known writer, was on Monday named the winner of this year’s international Franz Kafka literary prize for his imaginative tales of life in the Jewish state.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Malaysian author wins Asia’s top literary prize

Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng poses for a photo after winning the Man Asian Literary Prize for his novel “The Garden of Evening Mists” in Hong Kong on March 14, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE LOPEZ

Author Tan Twang Eng became the first Malaysian author to win Asia’s top literary prize on Thursday for his novel set during the aftermath of the Japanese occupation of Malaya.

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Man Asian Literary Prize shortlist

Graphic showing the shortlist for the $30,000 Man Asian Literary Prize announced Wednesday.

The shortlist for the $30,000 Man Asian Literary Prize was announced on Wednesday. Here is a look at the five contenders:

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Novelist Mantel makes history with second Booker Prize

Hilary Mantel, winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, poses for the photographers with a copy of her book 'Bring up the Bodies,' shortly after the award ceremony in central London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.  AP PHOTO/LEFTERIS PITARAKIS

British novelist Hilary Mantel on Tuesday made literary history by becoming the first woman and the first British author to become a two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for fiction.

Posted: October 17th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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