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On the statistical probability of a windfall

By Nickky Faustine P. De Guzman Her love stories spring from serendipity: an e-mail sent to the wrong person, a chance encounter at an airport,...

US author George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

LONDON – US author George Saunders on Tuesday became only the second American writer to win Britain’s renowned Man Booker Prize, which was awarded...

Writer Margaret Atwood gets 2017 Kafka award

PRAGUE – Canadian poet, critic, and novelist Margaret Atwood received this year’s international Franz Kafka literary prize at a ceremony in Prague on Tuesday,...

Kazuo Ishiguro: Social worker turned Nobel Prize winner

LONDON – Kazuo Ishiguro, the 62-year-old British novelist of Japanese origin who won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, once wanted to be...

Murakami calls for fight against history revisionism

TOKYO — Haruki Murakami, the Japanese author perennially pegged as a contender for the Nobel literature prize, has called for a fight against historical...

Murakami calls for fight against history revisionism

TOKYO — Haruki Murakami, the Japanese author perennially pegged as a contender for the Nobel literature prize, has called for a fight against historical revisionism...

Why art matters

By Sam L. Marcelo Books Seven Days in the Art World 320 pages W.W. Norton & Company 33 Artists in 3 Acts 448 pages W.W. Norton & Company SARAH THORNTON rescued art...

‘My mother didn’t love me enough’ says French writer Houellebecq

PARIS -- Controversial French novelist Michel Houellebecq admitted Tuesday that the bleakness at the heart of his work was because his mother didn’t love...

Love in the time of Mario Vargas Llosa

By Robert JA Basilio, Jr., Opinion and Engagement Editor Love is a bit like Mario Vargas Llosa’s visit to Manila. It’s sweeter — perhaps even more...

Big data reveals mixed authorship in 17 Shakespeare plays

LONDON — Seventeen plays attributed to William Shakespeare were written in collaboration with other playwrights, according to an edition of his works coming out...

Writers’ privacy row erupts as Italy’s Ferrante unmasked

ROME — One of literature’s most talked-about mysteries appeared to have been cracked Monday with the unmasking of the identity of the Italian publishing...

Bad blood in the claws of literary execs

By Pola Esguerra del Monte IN THE INK-STAINED manuscripts of the late Edgardo M. Reyes, the man who wrote the magazine serial-turned-novel-turned-award-winning-film Sa mga...

YA author gains fame through Wattpad

By Camille Anne M. Arcilla ONLINE storytelling community Wattpad has grown in popularity not only in the Philippines but also in the international setting. Young...

Is there such a thing as too much love?

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman HER DEBUT NOVEL asks a simple question: What could go wrong when something is motivated by good intentions? A...

Rosca on reading, writing, and revolution

By Robert J.A. Basilio, Jr. Ninotchka Rosca doesn’t exactly consider herself a paragon of a literary artist. That’s what she herself admitted during a forum last...

Why the wealthy give

By Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz Book The Giving Way to Happiness By Jenny Santi Published by Penguin Random House DONATING to charity can make people happy. This...