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Stories about Literature

22 April 2014

Tweet Against García Márquez Generates Outrage in Colombia

A Colombian congresswoman's tweet referencing the recently deceased Gabriel Garcia Marquez stirred up commotion a few hours after the Colombian laureate passed away.

21 April 2014

Caribbean: The Writing & Politics of Gabriel García Márquez

The literary fraternity is only just starting to adjust to the idea of life without “Gabo” – the inimitable Colombian-born author who was beloved by the world – Gabriel García...

19 April 2014

World Reacts to Death of Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel García Márquez

On April 17th, 2014, the news of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez's passing was made known. The world reacted to the loss.

Cameroonian Bloggers ‘Are the Future, and We Are Writing That Future Now’

An interview with Florian Ngimbis, president of the Cameroonian Bloggers Association, about language, the country's poor Internet penetration and more.

Bangladeshis Mourn Gabriel García Márquez, the ‘Magician Of Words’

"No, I will not cry. As I believe that he will live at least a few more centuries with resonant words of love, how could I cry mourning his death?"

18 April 2014

Arab World: Farewell Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"My heart is sad tonight," tweets Jordanian Shaden Abdelrahman after learning of the death of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Everyone's “Gabo”

The death of Gabriel García Márquez shocked the United States. The media and Twitter captured the aftermath.

17 April 2014

Linda Jaivin: Sex, Sinology and the Translator

The Bridge

When Linda Jaivin isn't writing erotica, historical novels, plays or poetry, it's probably because she's translating a film by a renowned Chinese filmmaker, or lyrics by a young rocker.

8 April 2014

In Havana, a Book in Exchange for Nothing

"This book belongs to whoever finds it in exchange for giving it away again after reading it so that other people can enjoy it."

25 March 2014

Caribbean Literature Festivals Up Their Author Ante

Literature lovers the world over will be interested to hear what the Caribbean's two major lit fests – Jamaica's Calabash and Trinidad and Tobago's Bocas – have planned this year.

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