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  • Nobel Prize finally goes to an author we've heard of

    Nobel Prize finally goes to an author we've heard of
    Today's Nobel Prize for Literature, awarded to Canadian Alice Munro, is a departure from recent prizes. More often than not, the judges have appeared intent on raising awareness of authors who have toiled largely outside the American media marketing...
  • Wu Tianming dies at 74; Chinese director shook up state-run studio

    Wu Tianming dies at 74; Chinese director shook up state-run studio
    BEIJING — In the mid-1980s, Wu Tianming's star was on the rise. With China opening up to the world after the Cultural Revolution and Mao Tse-tung's death, he had found success as director of movies including "Life" and "The Old Well" and as the head...
  • The Best Translated Book Awards announces fiction longlist

    The Best Translated Book Awards announces fiction longlist
    The finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards were announced Tuesday, featuring 25 works originally published in 16 languages -- none of them English. American publishing traditionally publishes a smaller percentage of works in translation than...
  • Who thinks Haruki Murakami will win the Nobel Prize in literature?

    Who thinks Haruki Murakami will win the Nobel Prize in literature?
    Who thinks Japanese writer Haruki Murakami will win the Nobel Prize in literature? British bettors do. British betting house Ladbrokes has Murakami as this year's favorite for the Nobel Prize in literature. The author of such books as "1Q84," "Norwegian...
  • Who will win the 2013 Nobel Literature prize?

    Who will win the 2013 Nobel Literature prize?
    The next winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced Thursday morning in Stockholm. In the United Kingdom, where you can wager on such things, the betting money is on Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. As of Monday morning, the...
  • Alice Munro's quiet, precise works lead to Nobel Prize in literature

    Alice Munro's quiet, precise works lead to Nobel Prize in literature
    Alice Munro was nowhere to be found on Thursday morning when the Swedish Academy awarded her the Nobel Prize in literature. The permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Peter Englund, had to leave her a voice mail. The short story writer surfaced...
  • John Freeman, at Skylight Tuesday, on 'How to Read a Novelist'

    John Freeman, at Skylight Tuesday, on 'How to Read a Novelist'
    On his book tour, the tables have been turning on John Freeman: A parade of luminous authors are interviewing him. He's already sat down for public conversations with Teju Cole, Geoff Dyer, Aleksandar Hemon, and Marilynne Robinson, and on Tuesday night,...
  • What a bummer: Nobel laureate Mo Yan defends censorship

    What a bummer: Nobel laureate Mo Yan defends censorship
    Chinese author Mo Yan was announced in October as the recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature; he's in Sweden now and will be presented with the award Monday. It was at a news conference in Stockholm that Mo made his disappointing statements in support...
  • Is Mo Yan courageous, or is he a patsy?

    Is Mo Yan courageous, or is he a patsy?
    Salman Rushdie thinks Mo Yan is a patsy of China’s Communist government. I respect Rushdie's work, and his own courage as a defender of artistic freedom. But I'm not sure he's right about Mo Yan. Mo accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature this...
  • Mo Yan fires verbal cannons in 'POW!'

    Mo Yan fires verbal cannons in 'POW!'
    While the jury is still out as to whether the Chinese writer Mo Yan, who is said to have been toeing the party line, truly deserves the Nobel Prize for Literature, there is little doubt that his novel “POW!” — with its Rabelaisian...
  • Yan Lianke satirizes contemporary China

    In 2010, before I visited my late father's native village in China's central province of Henan, a friend recommended that I read Yan Lianke's books to prepare for my trip. Yan, one of China's eminent and most controversial novelists and satirists —...
  • A day in the life of a zombie writer

    A day in the life of a zombie writer
    I climb out of the car, step into damp October leaves and stare up at the Logan Square apartment building across the street. A chill rushes up the street. I notice a man standing in the front yard, shuffling back and forth. He does not appear rabid. He...