Literature

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...
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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...
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'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...
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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)...
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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...
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New ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ novel out this month shows Christian’s view

Fifty Shades of Grey
26 Jun 2015
E.L. James, author of the hugely successful "Fifty Shades of Grey" erotic novels, has written a new entry in the series that takes the point of view of its male character, Christian Grey, publisher Vintage Books said on Monday....
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Amazon releases top books of 2015 ‘so far’

A pile of books
25 Jun 2015
Looking to stock up your library for the backyard, beach or poolside this summer? Amazon has released its picks of the best books of 2015 so far, giving top nods to "H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald. Books that make the list are...
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Some Kindle book authors to be paid per page read

A pile of books
23 Jun 2015
Amazon yesterday said it will start paying writers of e-books on its Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library services based on how many pages are read instead of the number of downloads. "We're making this switch...
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Fans go ga-ga over graphic ‘Grey’

Fifty Shades of Grey
19 Jun 2015
Fans of British author E.L. James's "Fifty Shades of Grey" erotic trilogy clamoured yesterday to get the first copies of her new book "Grey", a version of the first novel told through the eyes of her famous male...
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Can you guess which city is the most well-read in the US?

A pile of books
19 Jun 2015
Seattle is home to America's biggest community of bookworms, according to Amazon. After compiling the data on all book, magazine and newspaper sales in print and Kindle format for 12 months beginning last April, results showed that...
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