by Teri Tan
February 10, 2011
February 7, 2011
Claire Tomalin, Boris Akunin and Julia Donaldson along with illustrator Axel Scheffler have been chose as authors of the day at this year’s London Book Fair.
Each author will spend a day at the fair, which runs from 11th-13th April, showcasing their work across seminars, book signings, events and photo opportunities. …read more
February 1, 2011
Biggest literary event in the Arab literary world pulled as Egypt convulsed by protests.
Literature has been caught up in the protests that have now entered their seventh day in Egypt. The annual Cairo book fair, due to have been held this week, has been abandoned, with many foreign exhibitors left stranded after failing to secure flights to take them out of the country.
The fair – the largest and oldest in the Arab world, usually attracting two million visitors and a host of authors – was due to be opened on Saturday 28 January by President Hosni Mubarak, who has hitherto raised the curtain each year. But with protesters demonstrating on the streets against his rule, and curfews imposed across the city, the event was summarily abandoned. The guest of honour, China, withdrew its delegation on the eve of the scheduled opening. …read more
January 24, 2011
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January 13, 2011
Penned by a mystery author, a “Primary Colors”-style novel about the future of the Obama administration will soon hit shelves. Who’s behind it?
Best Opinion: Daily Beast, Vanity Fair, Politico…
Washington is abuzz with rumors about O, a speculative novel about the Obama presidency penned by “Anonymous.” Publisher Simon & Schuster says only that the shadowy scribe has “been in the room with Barack Obama” and has “spent years observing politics.” Set in the future during the 2012 presidential election, the 368-page novel is said to mix fiction with reality — much like “Primary Colors,” the 1996 novel about Bill Clinton published anonymously by journalist Joe Klein. Beltway pundits are desperate to identify the mystery author before the novel hits shelves later this month. Who are the frontrunners?…read more