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A day of books and roses

THE ORGANIZERS of the annual Día del Libro — the International Book Day — once again invite bookworms to a day of fun, culture,...

A book lover’s wet dream: a 9-day, 24-hour book sale with...

IMAGINE seeing the World Trade Center in Pasay City filled to the brim with books — all 16,500 square meters of it. Well, that...

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...

Poems in Dottyville: How two traumatized soldiers changed public’s notions of...

EDINBURGH — An imposing 19th century building with elegant manicured lawns and sweeping views of the Edinburgh skyline seems an unlikely place to have...

Kazuo Ishiguro: Social worker turned Nobel Prize winner

LONDON – Kazuo Ishiguro, the 62-year-old British novelist of Japanese origin who won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, once wanted to be...

Stories behind the mask: writers and their names

ROME – From George Eliot to John le Carre, writers reaching out for the disguise or anonymity offered by a pseudonym is nothing new...

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...

Tropical apocrypha: 100 years of NJ

By Juan EY Arcellana HAVING BEEN invited to speak by one of the Graphic editors at the Nick Joaquin literary awards on the birth centennial...

Palanca winners’ role in the age of fake news: write for...

By Nickky F. P. de Guzman, Reporter ONE OF the winners of the 67th Carlos Palanca Awards wrote about a timely topic: trolls. “It is about...

The winners of the 67th edition of the Carlos Palanca Memorial...

FILIPINO DIVISION • Nobela: Eros S. Atalia, Ang Ikatlong Anti-Kristo • Maikling Kuwento: 1st Prize: Adrian M. Legaspi, “Sa Pagitan ng Sabaw ng Chaolong at Hilab...

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...

Boom time for Filipino writers

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman PRINT’S NOT DEAD. Philippine Literature is not dead. It’s alive and perhaps, livelier than ever before. Does one need proof? Of...

Four poems

Cirilo F. Bautista, National Artist for Literature. Art and War When I look at abstract art and think of the dead in the war in Iraq, things...