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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...

Stories behind the mask: writers and their names

ROME – From George Eliot to John le Carre, writers reaching out for the disguise or anonymity offered by a pseudonym is nothing new...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hero ‘was black boy’

LONDON – The hero of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book was originally written as a black boy, the author’s widow told...

Tropical apocrypha: 100 years of NJ

By Juan EY Arcellana HAVING BEEN invited to speak by one of the Graphic editors at the Nick Joaquin literary awards on the birth centennial...

Palanca winners’ role in the age of fake news: write for...

By Nickky F. P. de Guzman, Reporter ONE OF the winners of the 67th Carlos Palanca Awards wrote about a timely topic: trolls. “It is about...

The winners of the 67th edition of the Carlos Palanca Memorial...

FILIPINO DIVISION • Nobela: Eros S. Atalia, Ang Ikatlong Anti-Kristo • Maikling Kuwento: 1st Prize: Adrian M. Legaspi, “Sa Pagitan ng Sabaw ng Chaolong at Hilab...

Real life ugly beasts inspire new book by Gruffalo author

EDINBURGH – An African safari has inspired a new book by Julia Donaldson in which the creator of children’s favorite The Gruffalo homes in...

Boom time for Filipino writers

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman PRINT’S NOT DEAD. Philippine Literature is not dead. It’s alive and perhaps, livelier than ever before. Does one need proof? Of...