Writers migrate to the net, reviewers follow

2012-06-12 10:05:30

Earning 1 million yuan ($157,000) a year is a faraway dream for most Chinese book critics, but a new platform may make it possible.

Prose chronicles political changes

2012-06-12 09:58:11

Some areas appear to be in constant unrest and wars. In her book, Susanna Cheung Chui-yung tries to find out the reasons behind the conflicts in some areas.

Eastern mystic

2012-06-05 09:51:57

Writer Bill Porter may be American but he is best known as an authority on Chinese religious culture.

Bittersweet tales

2012-06-08 12:41:16

Eating Bitterness: Stories from the front lines of China's great urban migration is a series of true stories about eight migrant workers who came to the city of Xi'an from the nearby countryside.

Green Lantern comes out of the closet

2012-06-05 10:15:35

He might be Green Lantern, but one of America's most enduring comic book characters is turning rainbow colored as the latest superhero to come out as gay.

Rare Tintin cover fetches $1.6 million

2012-06-05 10:11:17

A rare 1932 cover illustration of Tintin in America by Herge, the artist who dreamed up the boy reporter, fetched a record 1.3 million euros at an auction in Paris.

Lin Jinlan short story award is launched

2012-06-05 10:08:24

People's Literature magazine and Wenzhou municipal government launched the Lin Jinlan Short Story Prize.

All-media conference introduced to China

2012-06-05 10:06:37

The Frankfurt Book Fair has introduced its all-media platform StoryDrive, for the first time to China.

Pictorial book of Indian poet fosters bilateral ties

2012-06-05 10:03:48

Rabindranath Tagore in Shanghai, a Chinese-English compendium of rare images of the Indian poet's visits to China in the 1920s, is, in fact, a lot more than what the title suggests.

The Newlyweds (Alfred A. Knopf)

2012-05-29 13:15:23

Marriage has been a hotly discussed topic since President Barack Obama voiced his support for same-sex unions, but Nell Freudenberger looks at the institution from a different perspective in The Newlyweds.

SecondWorld (Thomas Dunne Books)

2012-05-29 13:14:08

The popcorn novel of the summer has arrived, and Jeremy Robinson delivers an action fest that rivals the best of James Rollins, Clive Cussler and Matthew Reilly.

Cliff Walk (Forge Books)

2012-05-29 13:12:19

In his Edgar Award-winning first novel, Rogue Island, Bruce DeSilva introduced readers to the affable Liam Mulligan, a crime-solving reporter for the fictional Providence Dispatch.