Alexievich, chronicler of Soviet life, wins Literature Nobel

08 Oct 2015
Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel Prize for Literature for her portrayal of life in the former Soviet Union which the Swedish Academy said was "a monument to suffering and courage in our time".  ...

Novel about female sex addiction wins Moroccan book prize

29 Sep 2015
Franco-Moroccan novelist Leïla Slimani won the Mamounia literary price for her novel "In the Garden of the Ogre", which delves into the topic of female sex addiction, reported France 24.   The novel tells the story of a...

Fans flock to honor queen of crime fiction Agatha Christie

This picture taken in March 1946 shows British author Agatha Christie, in her home, Greenway House, in Devonshire.
17 Sep 2015
Agatha Christie fans have descended on her hometown of Torquay on the English Riviera for the 125th anniversary of the murder master's birth on Tuesday as the crime novel enjoys a global revival. Simplicity is the key to her enduring...

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ passes 200,000 sales in one week

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ passes 200,000 sales in one week


11 Sep 2015
The fourth book in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series is flying off the shelves in the US and will debut at the top of the New York Times best-seller list. Despite being the first book in the series not penned by Larsson himself, the...

Harry Potter’s son goes to school, says Rowling

Author J.K. Rowling hosts a special family fundraising evening in aid of her children's charity, Lumos, at the ''Warner Bros. Studio - The Making of Harry Potter in Hertfordfshire'' in London, 9 November 2013.
03 Sep 2015
Harry Potter's fictional son will be among the nervous British children making the move to big school this week, novelist J.K. Rowling has told fans in an announcement that made a generation of loyal readers feel old. "I'm in...

Millennium sequel hits bookstores as author admits ‘total fear’

David Lagercrantz signs his book at a release event for the fourth book in the Millennium series of crime novels in a Stockholm bookshop today. The tattooed young hacker Lisbeth Salander is back in the sequel to Stieg Larsson's ‘Millennium 
27 Aug 2015
The eagerly-awaited sequel to Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium crime trilogy hit store shelves in 25 countries on Thursday, as the author admitted he wrote the book in a manic depressive state. Speaking to reporters just hours...

Book Talk: Rakha sees Egypt through poets' eyes in 'The Crocodiles'

16 Jul 2015
Structured in prose poem-like paragraphs, "The Crocodiles" explores the relationship between literature and politics in Egypt through the lives of the members of a secret poets' society set up in Cairo in 1997.   The...

'Game of Thrones' keeps fan in dark about next season

Actors Mark Addy, Sean Bean, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who star in the television series 'Game Of Thrones' pose during a photocall at the 51st Monte Carlo television festival in Monaco June 9, 2011.
12 Jul 2015
Fans hoping to get a glimpse of what HBO's "Game of Thrones" has in store for its anticipated next season were left in dark at San Diego's Comic-Con on Friday, as the cast kept tight-lipped on the fate of their characters...

James Bond comic confirmed for November

James Bond legend Roger Moore, British actor Idris Elba
08 Jul 2015
The world's best-known British spy is about to get his first on-going comic series in over two decades. Set to be written by Warren Ellis, whose past works include the graphic novel RED (which became the Bruce Willis action film)...

Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘A Year in Books’ hits halfway point

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's co-founder and chief executive introduces 'Home' a Facebook app suite that integrates with Android during a Facebook press event in Menlo Park, California, 4 April 2013.
05 Jul 2015
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg started his book club back in January, setting out to read a book every two weeks and inviting others to do the same. This week he revealed the club's latest title – while admitting that his...