NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York.
SEOUL South Korean author Han Kang won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction on Monday for her novel "The Vegetarian", a dark, surreal story about a woman who gives up eating meat and seeks to become a tree.
LONDON Some of Shakespeare's best known characters - Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and King Lear - will be featuring along a stretch of the River Thames this weekend, as part of celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of England's greatest playwright.
"Extreme Prey," the latest political thriller from John Sandford, debuted at the top of the U.S. fiction bestseller chart on Thursday.
David Baldacci's newest thriller "The Last Mile," shot straight to the top of the U.S. fiction bestseller chart on Thursday.
ARGAMASILLA DE ALBA, Spain When he wrote "Don Quixote", Miguel de Cervantes did not give away the name of the birthplace of the eponymous middle-aged gentleman obsessed with heroically righting the world's wrongs and bringing back lost chivalry.
Harlan Coben's new thriller "Fool Me Once" spent a second week at the top of the weekly U.S. fiction best-seller chart on Thursday.
"As Time Goes By," the latest thriller by Mary Higgins Clark, topped the weekly U.S. fiction bestseller chart on Thursday.
ROME For the first time, the Man Booker International prize could go to an anonymous writer this year, if a story of lifelong friendship in southern Italy beats the other five contestants in a short list announced this week.
ISTANBUL Best-selling Turkish crime writer Ahmet Umit may have set his latest novel in the final years of the Ottoman Empire, but he says its themes are very much of the present day: a drift towards authoritarianism and erosion of freedom of expression.
WASHINGTON Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross easily won confirmation as U.S. commerce secretary on Monday, clearing President Donald Trump's top trade official to start work on renegotiating trade relationships with China and Mexico.