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Adi Alsaid is a rare bird in Young Adult fiction: he’s...

YOUNG ADULT (YA) fiction is dominated by women writers, but there are some men who have established their names in the genre, such as David Levithan and John Green, whose respective books, Every Day and The Fault in Our Stars, have been made into movies. Adi Alsaid is another young and male author who joins the gang. He likes the idea of his novels being turned into films just like the others’.

Must-read: 10 books adapted to film in 2018

IT’S ONLY halfway through 2018 but it has already been a great year for book-to-film adaptations. Here is a list of the books that...

DLSU releases book of essays on select Philippine film directors

IT WAS NOT an exhaustive book about the directors of Philippine cinema by any means, but screenwriter/director/author Clodualdo del Mundo, Jr. hopes that his (and the book’s contributors) three-year labor of love would inspire other film scholars to follow suit and create many more books about Filipino filmmaking.

Going for the goal and taking risks

Malou Treñas-Del Castillo, who was then 27-years-old when she worked as a brand manager for multi-national company, came home early from work one evening due to a bad headache. She recalled receiving a phone call from a friend when she suddenly passed out leaving the other person hanging on the line. She regained consciousness unaware of what had happened.

Solid as a Rock: Vitug explains the historic maritime ruling

ON JULY 12, 2016, a 479-page verdict stated that a tribunal of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruled in favor of the Philippines in its maritime dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea. The PCA concluded that China’s claim of historic rights falling within its so-called nine-dash line had no legal basis. Two years after the victory, the Philippines has yet to completely assert its sovereignty over the territory.

Book prize drops name

NEW YORK — The name of best-selling author Laura Ingalls Wilder has been dropped from an American children’s literature award because of racist content in her books based on 19th century settler childhood in the Midwest.

The Hobbit’s five armies clash in Czech forest

DOKSY, The Czech Republic — Spears crossed, swords touched and arrows flew in a Czech forest over the weekend as hundreds of fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit reenacted a major battle.

Bill Clinton is bungling his publicity tour. But how’s the book?

FROM the book industry’s perspective, the existence of The President Is Missing makes perfect sense.

Was author Philip Roth a misogynist? His death reopens debate

NEW YORK — The death of Philip Roth has reopened a decades-old debate about the extent to which the American literary master was a...

Roth wasn’t judgmental enough for critics

By Noah Feldman, Bloomberg IT’S HARD to think of a contemporary writer who inspires more intense disagreement than Philip Roth, who died Tuesday at 85....

Book by Game of Thrones author to be made into an...

NEW YORK — Warner Bros. is set to produce an animated film based on an early book by the author of the Game of...

Mas Maganda Yung Book! fest on film adaptations kicks off

KWAGO in partnership with Film Police Reviews (FPR) is set to launch Mas maganda yung book! on March 23, 6 p.m. A monthly film...

Artist Betsy Westendorp marks her 90th birthday with a book launch

CHATTER FILLED the lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila on Feb. 22. A giant diptych of Betsy Westendorp’s signature clouds greeted guests, along...

Book focuses on forming a weightloss habit

A NEW BOOK by The Sexy Chef, one of Manila’s leading healthy food delivery services, teaches readers not only to lose weight through cooking,...

A positive and respectful look at traditional Ifugao culture

By Jonathan Best Book Review Ifugao: People of the Earth Written and edited by Prof. Delfin Tolentino, Jr., Leah Enkiwe-Abayao, Analyn Salvador-Amores, and Marlon Martin Published by ArtPostAsia...

Versace family slam TV series on the designer’s murder

MILAN — The Versace family on Wednesday slammed a new television series on the murder of fashion giant Gianni Versace, saying it was based...

Arundhati Roy: the literary canary in India’s coalmine

NEW DELHI, INDIA — She may have returned to publishing fiction after a two decade hiatus, but Indian writer Arundhati Roy says she has...

‘Alphabet Series’ author Sue Grafton, 77

LOS ANGELES — Sue Grafton, the prolific author of the bestselling “Alphabet Series” mysteries featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone, has died at the age...

Serial killer film fights to be seen

IT MIGHT not have been chosen as one of the official entries of this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) but Raya Martin’s Smaller...

National Book Awards names Ateneo Publisher of the Year

TWENTY-SIX books as varied as accounts on martial law, to a book of Waray poetry, a PR practitioner’s lessons on etiquette in the 21st...

On the statistical probability of a windfall

By Nickky Faustine P. De Guzman Her love stories spring from serendipity: an e-mail sent to the wrong person, a chance encounter at an airport,...

Story of Hitler’s rise wins French top book award

PARIS — Two books about the Nazis took France’s biggest literary prizes on Monday, with Eric Vuillard’s story of how German industry and finance...

The beguiling mystery of the unknown

By Corazon A. Ong RAISED by parents who love literature, Czech scientist and science fiction (SF) writer Julie Novakova, an only child, grew up in...

US author George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

LONDON – US author George Saunders on Tuesday became only the second American writer to win Britain’s renowned Man Booker Prize, which was awarded...

Writer Margaret Atwood gets 2017 Kafka award

PRAGUE – Canadian poet, critic, and novelist Margaret Atwood received this year’s international Franz Kafka literary prize at a ceremony in Prague on Tuesday,...

Author offers bleak outlook

FRANKFURT – The world is closer to the dark days of the 1930s than at any time since, Canadian author Margaret Atwood said on...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hero ‘was black boy’

LONDON – The hero of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book was originally written as a black boy, the author’s widow told...

Book Buffet: almost 200 exhibitors at the MIBF

THE OPENING this week of the country’s biggest book fair comes with the announcement of the nominees for the annual National Book Award. From Sept....

Real life ugly beasts inspire new book by Gruffalo author

EDINBURGH – An African safari has inspired a new book by Julia Donaldson in which the creator of children’s favorite The Gruffalo homes in...

Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from widow

JOHANNESBURG -- A new book detailing Nelson Mandela’s last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his outraged widow, publisher Penguin Random...

2 new Harry Potter books to be out in Oct.

LONDON -- The Hogwarts universe is set to expand by an additional two new Harry Potter books, published in conjunction with a British Library...

Surf epic is escapist best-seller for Donald Trump’s America

PARIS -- William Finnegan tested the patience of his publisher in the 20 years it took him to write his remarkable memoir of his...

Biden to open up in memoir on loss of son

NEW YORK -- Former US Vice-President Joe Biden is to release a memoir in November revealing how he coped with the devastating loss of...

Trump-era Handmaid’s Tale presages totalitarian future

LOS ANGELES — Decades after the release of The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood’s dystopian sci-fi fable and foundational feminist text arrives on television —...

Part-biography, part self-help book

Book My Journey: The Story of an Unexpected Leader By Maria Rosario “Charo” Santos-Concio and An Mercado-Alcantara ABS-CBN Publishing By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter Actress and former TV executive...

Murakami calls for fight against history revisionism

TOKYO — Haruki Murakami, the Japanese author perennially pegged as a contender for the Nobel literature prize, has called for a fight against historical...

Trump-era Handmaid’s Tale presages totalitarian future

LOS ANGELES — Decades after the release of The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood’s dystopian sci-fi fable and foundational feminist text arrives on television —...

Part-biography, part self-help book

Book My Journey: The Story of an Unexpected Leader By Maria Rosario “Charo” Santos-Concio and An Mercado-Alcantara ABS-CBN Publishing By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter Actress and former TV executive...

Murakami calls for fight against history revisionism

TOKYO — Haruki Murakami, the Japanese author perennially pegged as a contender for the Nobel literature prize, has called for a fight against historical revisionism...

Redefining sexy

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman Book Sexy at Any Age By Nadine Tengco Published by Century Tuna 142 pages HEALTH GURU to the stars, Nadine Tengco, whips up healthy...

For the love of the game

Book Philippine Football: Its Past, Its Future By Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas Published by the Center for Research and Communication of the University of Asia & the...

Before, during, and after — what to do when one partner...

Book Affairs Don’t Just Happen By Lissy Ann A. Puno MOST OFTEN in a relationship, it is the female partner who gets cheated on. So Lissy Ann...

FVR in XYZ

Book XYZ Files: An Anthology of Controversies and Issues, Anecdotes and Trivia about Fidel Valdez Ramos Published by the Ramos Peace and Development Foundation and...

Picking up the pieces

Book Broken Mirror: Inside a Chinese Marriage By Aurora Teo Mei Ling and Coylee Gamboa By Zsarlene B. Chua While the title — Broken Mirror — might give...

Book on trauma recovery launched

FOUR YEARS after the devastation brought about by typhoon Pablo visited Barangay Cabinuangan in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, the barangay has seen much improvement...