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Korean shortlisted for Hans Christian Andersen Awards for first time

Children's book artist Lee Soo-ji has become the first South Korean to be shortlisted for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Awards, her publisher said Tuesday.Lee, whose English name is Suzy Lee, is among the five illustrator finalists of the biennial awards, which recognizes authors...

Updated : 2016.02.02 15:25

Book with connection to Salem witch trials being auctioned

SALEM, Mass. (AP) --  A psalm book once owned by a judge in the Salem witch trials is being sold.The previously unknown seventh edition of "The Bay Psalm Book" that once belonged to Jonathan Corwin c...

Updated : 2016.02.01 14:03

‘The Ex’ is compelling legal thriller

An attorney represents a man accused of committing multiple homicides and who also happens to be her ex-fiance in Alafair Burke’s latest page-turner, “The Ex.” Olivia Randall, a criminal defense a...

Updated : 2016.01.28 17:31

Coleman introduces superb detective novel

Gus Murphy was looking forward to retirement after a distinguished career as a Long Island policeman, but when his son dropped dead of an undiagnosed heart defect during a pickup basketball game, Gus’...

Updated : 2016.01.28 17:29

Kim delves deeper into China with new book

China is the world’s second largest economy. It has the potential to catch up and speed past the U.S., the world’s largest economy, in the near future. China has world-class information technology ...

Updated : 2016.01.28 17:27

Kondo back with more tidying advice in `Spark Joy‘

NEW YORK (AP) - Marie Kondo is back. Author of the international best-seller "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" (Ten Speed Press, 2014), Kondo became famous for advising readers how to transform...

Updated : 2016.01.28 17:18

First children‘s book in 14 years wins UK’s Costa prize

LONDON (AFP) - Britain‘s Frances Hardinge became the first children’s author since Philip Pullman 14 years ago to win the prestigious Costa Book of the Year award in London Tuesday. Hardinge‘s “T...

Updated : 2016.01.28 17:01

More than just a bookstore

Bookstores these days do not just sell books. To keep afloat in the digital age, they are boosting their offerings by including art galleries in their stores, organising activities such as workshops a...

Updated : 2016.01.28 16:09

Olje Classics’ latest series focuses on writing well

Non-profit publishing house Olje released the 17th set in its “Olje Classics” series Thursday, focusing on the art of writing.The four-book series includes “Classic of Poetry,” the oldest collecti...

Updated : 2016.01.22 17:20

Author McDermid continues to tell powerful crime story

British author Val McDermid‘s thrilling novels about detective chief constable Carol Jordan and clinical psychologist Tony Hill continue to richly delve into the vagaries of modern crime and the psyc...

Updated : 2016.01.21 15:37

Debut novel questions whether soldiers ever truly come home

Late in ”A Hard and Heavy Thing,“ University of Wisconsin-Madison law student Matthew J. Hefti’s debut novel, Levi Hartwig is drinking with his dad in a bar, more than a year after returning from s...

Updated : 2016.01.21 15:33

‘Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park’ gives graphic form to dying

Aneurin Wright’s debut graphic novel, “Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park ... When You‘re 29 and Unemployed,” is a shape-shifting chimera stuffed between book covers; a comic that expl...

Updated : 2016.01.21 15:31

Bryson tours Britain again in ‘The Road to Little Dribbling’

LONDON (AP) -- Bill Bryson loves Britain. Really. The Iowan-born writer, who takes an affectionate if sometimes exasperated look at his adopted country in “The Road to Little Dribbling,” cherishes ...

Updated : 2016.01.21 15:24

Ethnic Korean Janice Y. K. Lee publishes second novel 'The Expatriates'

Janice Y. K. Lee, a Korean-American novelist, has recently published her second book "The Expatriates"seven years after her debut novel "The Piano Teacher."Lee has become an acclaimed novelist when her first novel shot to 11th on the New York Times fiction bestseller list less than two wee...

Updated : 2016.01.19 17:59

Ta-Nehisi Coates among finalists for book critics awards

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ “Between the World and Me” and Lauren Groff’s “Fates and Furies” are finalists for the National Book Critics Circle prize.New Yorker literary critic James Wood, memoirist Helen McDonald and poet Terrance Hayes also were among the 30 nominees announc...

Updated : 2016.01.19 13:43