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‘Confederates in the Attic’ author Tony Horwitz dead at 60

Horwitz’s publisher, Penguin Press, said Horwitz had died of an apparent heart attack.

Hemingway legacy writes unifying chapter for US, Cuba: lawmaker

The legendary writer's home in Cuba may be part of his legacy to bring the two nations together.

‘Rich Kid’ author laments lack of support for local writers

'Diary of a Rich Kid' author Malcolm Mejin says he was given the runaround by publishers and the government.

China: Australian held on national security grounds

Yang Hengjun was detained shortly after he made a rare return to China from the United States last week.

Japan’s Murakami withdraws from consideration for alternative Nobel award

Murakami grateful for nomination, but says he wants to 'concentrate on writing, away from media attention'.

Leila Slimani’s debut novel to get English publication in early 2019

"The Perfect Nanny," also known as "Lullaby," the French author's debut novel, about a Parisian woman with a sex addiction, is set to be published in English early next year.

Be careful what you wish for, Faisal urges impatient liberal reformers

Banned author warns of likely conservative backlash to hasty changes.

Ban on Faisal Tehrani’s 7 books still not lifted

Award-winning novelist's books were banned under the previous administration as they were alleged to contain elements of Shia Islam.

Tom Wolfe, author of ‘The Right Stuff’, dies at 88

Wolfe was one of the leading authors of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

Independent publishers vie for Man Booker International Prize

Every nominee for the Man Booker International Prize was published by an independent publisher.

Writer protests Man Booker listing nationality as ‘Taiwan, China’

Wu Ming-yi will protest to the organiser of the Man Booker International Prize for changing his nationality to "Taiwan, China".

Michelle Obama memoir ‘Becoming’ set for publication in November

Michelle Obama, a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, will also read for the audio edition of the book.

EU ambassador says he expects release of Swedish citizen detained by...

EU Ambassador to China also says the EU 'fully supports' Sweden's efforts to resolve the issue with China.

Acclaimed Malaysian author Tash Aw honoured by alma mater

The award-winning writer will receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters from University of Warwick.

Muslim-owned companies must follow shariah laws, court told

As Islam is the religion of the federation, those who control the ‘mind and muscle’ of corporate entities must be subject to Islamic laws, says lawyer Sulaiman Abdullah in book seizure case involving Zaid’s son.

Zaid: Government scared of speakers, writers who ask people to think

Zaid Ibrahim says that is the reason Turkish author Mustafa Akyol was detained overnight by the Islamic religious authorities, adding the authorities should differentiate between the Akyols and the Naiks of the Islamic world.

The Star editors see home ministry on front page blunder

Ministry secretary-general says action of newspaper deplorable given that it had been issued guidelines on what to publish.

Publishers: No hike in book prices

Local book publishing houses are not affected by the impending rise in paper costs as most of them have reserves of paper.

Girl turns children’s book author by sharing experience on autism

Huda Ryaz Patel, 18, relates true story of bonding with an autistic child in her debut book, which has already sold thousands of copies across 3 countries.