The number of Chinese online literature readers hit 455 million as of June 2019, increasing by nearly 23 million from December 2018 and accounting for 53 percent of the country's total online population, according to the latest statistical report on China's internet development.
The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, said Friday it had named a literature professor as its new permanent secretary, after a #MeToo scandal in late 2017 threw the institution into turmoil.
Two Nobel prizes in literature will be awarded this year, to make up for the lack of one in 2018 while the scandal-plagued Swedish Academy attempted to get its house in order, it was announced on Tuesday.
Only half of those who choose the winners of next year's Nobel Prize in literature will be members of the scandal-rocked Swedish Academy that has always previously awarded the prize, the prestigious body said.
In 1997, J.K. Rowling took the world by storm. As a British novelist and philanthropist, Rowling produced one of her best works 'Harry Potter' and the readers got their modern day wizard. While traveling from Manchester to London King's Cross in 1990, the British author first thought of the character and his world of magic. It took her nearly seven years to create 'Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry'.