Time tells

2011-06-17 07:37:40

The writer Xiao Hong is receiving due recognition nearly 70 years after her tragic death.

John Sayles builds a 'house of tiles'

2011-06-10 07:56:44

John Sayles describes a street performer who "built an elaborate house of tiles on his little table, balancing one upon the other till the structure was almost up to his chin".

Conan Doyle's debut work belatedly sees the light of day

2011-06-10 07:56:44

Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle's debut novel is to be published for the first time in September, nearly 130 years after it was written.

The real politics of realpolitik

2011-06-03 08:13:52

Henry Kissinger's new book, On China, purports to tell all. But does it? Kelly Chung Dawson.

Vocalist who raised her voice and rose above life

2011-06-03 08:13:52

A new book about legendary French singer Edith Piaf reveals much about her life before stardom.

The Fine Print

2011-05-29 08:03:13

Trying to find the right gift for a man can be a total nightmare.

Book exposes true villains of recession

2011-05-27 08:01:13

It's hardly news that the near meltdown of the US financial system enriched a few at the expense of the rest of us.

Author's kidding around comes full circle

2011-05-27 08:01:13

Primary school student Mi Xiaoquan is ashamed of his name - literally, "small circle" - which was given to him by his architect father.

Modern mystery meets present history

2011-05-27 08:01:13

A detective writer strives to show the changing social realities of the times in his whodunit storylines.

Boost for writing by Asians for Asians

2011-05-20 08:07:25

Editors of the newly re-launched Asian Review of Books (ARB) believe there is a dearth of long-form journalism about the region written for and by Asians.

A family act

2011-05-19 07:58:01

The Liangs have been gifted visionaries persecuted for their dreams for generations. The country is now celebrating the 110th birth anniversary of renegade architect Liang Sicheng.

Devoted to words

2011-05-13 07:52:05

Hualing Nieh Engle, the wife of American poet/writer Paul Engle, has been at the heart of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa for years.