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Olga Tokarczuk wins Nobel prize in literature for 2018, Peter Handke for 2019
The Nobel Literature Prize is the most famous and prestigious award. Every year, the Academy awards 16 Nobel prizes.
Post-scandal Academy to award two Nobel Prizes in Literature
The Swedish Academy will crown two Nobel literature laureates this year, making up for lost time after it skipped last year's prize over a sexual harassment scandal.
Number of China's online literature readers hits 455m
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.
Women, late-in-life new authors, expand Japanese literature
The works receiving one of Japan’s most coveted literary awards, the Naoki Prize, have something new in common: For the first time in 85 years, all six of the nominated authors are women.
Chinese online literature favors more realistic themes
Up to 65 percent of online literary works were about realistic themes, a 24-percent increase year-on-year, according to a report on the development of Chinese online literature in 2018.
Swedish Academy names literature professor as new head
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.
Nobel literature prize for 2018, 2019 to be awarded this year
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.
Long-lost Jane Austen family photo album found
A long-lost photo album containing extremely rare pictures of Jane Austen’s family has surfaced on eBay, where it was bought for $1,000.
Iran to fund Persian literature faculty construction in Afghanistan
Iran's cultural attaché in Afghanistan signed an agreement with the rector of Kabul University to build Persian language and literature faculty.
Outsiders, academy members to pick Nobel Literature winners
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.
Int'l conference for promoting Persian literature kicks off in Shiraz
The southwestern Iranian city of Shiraz is hosting the 13th International Conference for the Promotion of Persian Language and Literature.
Iran's Cultural Week underway in Russia
Iran's Cultural Week is underway at the Russian capital Moscow with the aim of making the Russians familiar with Iranian culture.
Diplomat: Popularization of Persian literature a response to Islamophobia
Popularizing Persian literature and poetry overseas is a reasonable response to those who portray an unreal image of Islam and Muslims in the world, said Iran's ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
How Harry Potter changed fantasy literature
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'.

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