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Philip Pullman fans rejoice! 'The Book of Dust' is coming...

British fantasy writer Philip Pullman, whose 'His Dark Materials' catapulted him to global stardom, returns to the fantasy world with a new trilogy.

British fantasy writer Philip Pullman, whose 'His Dark Materials' catapulted him to global stardom, returns to the fantasy world with a new trilogy.

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Leila Slimani wins France's top literary Goncourt prize

The French-Moroccan writer has been awarded the top literary award in France, the Prix Goncourt, for "Chanson douce" ("Sweet song").

The French-Moroccan writer has been awarded the top literary award in France, the Prix Goncourt, for "Chanson douce" ("Sweet song").

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Italian playwright Dario Fo funeral held

The funeral of Italian Nobel-winning playwright Dario Fo has been held in Milan Author of ‘‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’‘ and more than 70 other plays, Fo’s political activities saw him banned f

The funeral of Italian Nobel-winning playwright Dario Fo has been held in Milan Author of ‘‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’‘ and more than 70 other plays, Fo’s political activities saw him banned f

Culture

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

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Dario Fo dies at the age of 90

The Nobel prize-winning Italian playwright and actor Dario Fo has died at the age of 90. Fo, famous for his cutting political satire in plays such

The Nobel prize-winning Italian playwright and actor Dario Fo has died at the age of 90. Fo, famous for his cutting political satire in plays such

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JK Rowling thanks Harry Potter fans as 'Cursed Child' script released

Harry Potter fans have been waiting nine years for this moment and it seems they were as keen as ever to snap up the next installment in the wizarding saga.

Harry Potter fans have been waiting nine years for this moment and it seems they were as keen as ever to snap up the next installment in the wizarding saga.

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New app brings you closer Shakespeare

As Britain marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, a group of actors including Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi have come together

As Britain marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, a group of actors including Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi have come together

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Homage to Hemingway

Over one-hundred people participated in the annual Ernest “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, Florida on Saturday (July 23).

Over one-hundred people participated in the annual Ernest “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, Florida on Saturday (July 23).

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Hong Kong protests over booksellers' detentions after Lam Wing-kee accuses China

One of five Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared last year has said he was detained for more than eight months by the Chinese authorities and that an apparent confession of “illegal trading” had been

One of five Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared last year has said he was detained for more than eight months by the Chinese authorities and that an apparent confession of “illegal trading” had been

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Top author Russell Banks blasts Trump: 'I think he is a deluded maniac'

If you like novels that take a walk on the wild side – exploring gritty themes like drug addiction, alcoholism and violence – then Russell Banks is probably the writer for…

If you like novels that take a walk on the wild side – exploring gritty themes like drug addiction, alcoholism and violence – then Russell Banks is probably the writer for…

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Russell Banks on life, literature and Trump: the full Euronews interview

If you like novels that take a walk on the wild side – exploring gritty themes like drug addiction, alcoholism and violence – then Russell Banks is probably the writer for…

If you like novels that take a walk on the wild side – exploring gritty themes like drug addiction, alcoholism and violence – then Russell Banks is probably the writer for…

Culture

Spain marks 400th anniversary of Cervantes' death

Both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes died 400 years ago this year. But while Britain is paying tribute to its most famous bard in grand

Both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes died 400 years ago this year. But while Britain is paying tribute to its most famous bard in grand

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Mexican writer Fernando del Paso wins Cervantes Prize

Spain’s King Felipe has presented the country’s highest literary award, the Cervantes prize, to Mexican writer Fernando del Paso in recognition of a

Spain’s King Felipe has presented the country’s highest literary award, the Cervantes prize, to Mexican writer Fernando del Paso in recognition of a

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Cervantes honoured in Spanish parliament

Actors put on a performance inside the Spanish parliament as part of a commemoration of the 400th anniversary of writer Miguel de Cervantes’s death.

Actors put on a performance inside the Spanish parliament as part of a commemoration of the 400th anniversary of writer Miguel de Cervantes’s death.

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Funeral held for Italian author Umberto Eco

Family, fans and government ministers have gathered for the funeral of Italian author Umberto Eco in Milan. He was best known for his international

Family, fans and government ministers have gathered for the funeral of Italian author Umberto Eco in Milan. He was best known for his international

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Italian PM leads tributes to author Umberto Eco who has died at 84

The Italian prime minister has led tributes to author Umberto Eco who has died at the age of 84. Matteo Renzi told local media that Eco’s death is a

The Italian prime minister has led tributes to author Umberto Eco who has died at the age of 84. Matteo Renzi told local media that Eco’s death is a