John Man, a historian and travel writer, has written three books about the Mongol empire, and his books have been translated into 20 languages.
Royal Mail postage issues stamps to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the publication of author Jane Austen's novel "Pride And Prejudice".
Xu Duoyu, a 29-year-old writer, had a successful year in 2012, with his book raking in more than 300,000 yuan ($48,000). Emotional appeal
Hualing Nieh is a world citizen with roots in China and the United States and she has helped push creative writing from developing countries to new heights.
The National Library of China will share the digital version of more than 1 million books, 180,000 documents in foreign languages, 700 periodicals, photos, videos and educational material with other libraries in the country.
The Chinese Writers' Association is promoting its translation project of 100 works of contemporary Chinese literature.
Mo Yan's Nobel Prize win has prompted a surge of interest in Chinese writing. The year 2013 is set to witness more excitement for literature. Leaf through
Though Wang Xiaofang refuses to place his works in the category of so-called officialdom literature, he is still considered an important force of this much-loved genre.
The former secretary of an official executed for corruption has won acclaim with his novels about the dark side of politics.
Wang Xiaofang's works receive mixed reviews from Chinese readers and critics.