Arts & Culture

Nobel laureate Derek Walcott dies at 87 in St Lucia

Winner of 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature dies at his house in Caribbean island of St Lucia after long illness.

Nobel laureate Derek Walcott dies at 87 in St Lucia

Literature

UK authors help kids unleash creative writing skills

A London charity run by successful novelists provides writing programmes for children from low-income backgrounds.

United Kingdom

Brexit beats Trumpism, 'mic drop' to word of the year

Widely used word to describe Britain's withdrawal from EU was a 'gift to headline writers everywhere,' says Collins.

Opinion

The other Bob Dylan

Dylan's silence and support for the Israeli oppressor makes a mockery of his stature as an "angry humanitarian".

Ali Saad

by Ali Saad

Ali Saad

Opinion

The times of Bob Dylan: They are a-changin'

When they gave the Nobel Peace Prize to Obama it was a time of hope in America. This is a time of despair.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Arts & Culture

Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Literature Prize

US musician wins prestigious award for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

Nobel Literature Prize 2016: Bob Dylan named winner

Middle East

'How can I be an Arab writer and not write about war'

Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck speaks with Al Jazeera about writing on exile, displacement and war.

Q&A: When death, war and song coexist

Opinion

Searching for Garcia Lorca

Will finding controversial poet's final resting place help Spain reconcile with its tragic past?

Hisham Aidi

by Hisham Aidi

Hisham Aidi

Arts & Culture

South Korean novel wins Man Booker prize

Han Kang's allegorical tale wins literary prize, which for the first time will be split evenly with the translator.

South Korea's Han Kang wins Booker International prize

Arts & Culture

Chronicler of China's 'darker side' in Man Booker race

Yan Lianken says mainland's media instructed not to publicise nomination of The Four Books, a political satire.

Opinion

Once upon a time in the cosmopolitan east

New novel about 19th-century Armenian merchant is a metaphoric reminder of the cosmopolitan character of our cultures.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Middle East

Q&A: A 'terrible moment' for the Arab world

It is time to rethink the destiny of the region, Lebanese author Elias Khoury tells Al Jazeera.

Q&A: A 'terrible moment' for the Arab world

Arts & Culture

Egypt artists call for freedom after novelist is jailed

Following sentencing of author Ahmed Naji, artists and writers campaign for more creative freedom amid crackdown.

Egypt artists call for freedom after novelist is jailed

Opinion

Umberto Eco is dead: Long live Umberto Eco

Jealous novelists criticised his novels, but readers around the globe devoured his dazzling brilliance.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Arts & Culture

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird author, dies at 89

Pulitzer Prize-winning American author waited 55 years to publish a second book titled Go Set a Watchman in 2015.

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird author, dies at 89