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  • Nobel Prize in Literature 2011: The surprising top 4 favorites

    Nobel Prize in Literature 2011: The surprising top 4 favorites

    The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature – one of the highest awards a writer can receive – will be announced on Thursday. All across the world, literati are preparing for the big event in a decidedly plebeian way. They’re betting on the frontrunners. British bookmaker Ladbrokes has ranked the contenders’ odds, according to bets it is accepting online from “clued up literary fans.” Here’s a somewhat surprising look at the top four contenders.

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  • Japanese writer Haruki Murakami's prescient fiction

    Japanese writer Haruki Murakami's prescient fiction

    Japanese writer Haruki Murakami uses his novels to peel back the layered chaos of an uncertain world.

  • Nobel Prize in Literature 2011: The surprising top 4 favorites

    Nobel Prize in Literature 2011: The surprising top 4 favorites

    The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature – one of the highest awards a writer can receive – will be announced on Thursday. All across the world, literati are preparing for the big event in a decidedly plebeian way. They’re betting on the frontrunners. British bookmaker Ladbrokes has ranked the contenders’ odds, according to bets it is accepting online from “clued up literary fans.” Here’s a somewhat surprising look at the top four contenders.

  • 5 Asian authors you should know: the Man Asian Literary Prize shortlist

    5 Asian authors you should know: the Man Asian Literary Prize shortlist

    Five writers from China, Japan, and India made the cut this week when the Man Asian Literary Prize announced the shortlist for its 2010 award for the best novel by an Asian writer, either written in English or translated into English last year. The winner will be announced at a dinner in Hong Kong on March 17.

  • 10 Asian authors you need to know: the Man Asian Literary Prize longlist

    10 Asian authors you need to know: the Man Asian Literary Prize longlist

    The best thing about annual literary prizes is the way they alert us to authors and books we otherwise might have missed. The Man Asian Literary Prize ($30,000 awarded to the author of the best novel by an Asian author written in or translated into English) is no exception. The 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize will be awarded in March. The longlist for the award – announced this week – features the writers below.

  • A reading list for 2010

    Looking ahead, here's a list of some of the most anticipated titles of the first quarter of the new year.

  • Opinion To solve Turkey's culture clash, old elite must yield to free speech

    An interview with Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk about his latest book, 'The Museum of Innocence.'