United Kingdom

VS Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

Naipaul's fiction and nonfiction reflected his journey from Trinidad to London and many stops in developing countries.

VS Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

Europe

Nobel Prize: 2018 award for literature postponed

Several members of the Swedish Academy, including its first female leader, have resigned in protest of the handling of a sexual assault scandal, prompting the postponement of the Nobel Prize for literature.

Sweden

Nobel Prize for literature postponed in wake of sex scandal

Award postponed after new details emerge on Swedish Academy's handling of a sexual and financial misconduct scandals.

Nobel Prize for literature postponed in wake of sex scandal

Opinion

It's time to diversify and decolonise our schools' reading lists

We don't need to teach books that capitalise on inaccurate stereotypes and vulgar tropes about marginalised communities.

Anjali Enjeti

by Anjali Enjeti

Anjali Enjeti

Arts & Culture

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Why Google honours him today

Marquez is described as 'the greatest Colombian who ever lived'.

Opinion

The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

The man we call 'Salman Rushdie' today is not the brilliant author of the Satanic Verses, but a Picassoesque imposter.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

United Kingdom

Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for works including Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day, wins prestigious prize.

Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Middle East

"Anyone can rule Syria, but not this regime"

Syrian writer Zakaria Tamer, 86, gives a unique interview reflecting on the current situation in Syria.

Zakaria Tamer: "On the side of the Syrian people"

Literature

Victor Hugo: The poet, artist and activist

Google Doodle celebrates the author of Les Miserables.

Victor Hugo: The poet, artist and activist

Literature

Assia Djebar: Algeria's 'immortal' literary hero

Google celebrates one of North Africa’s most influential writers on what would be her 81st birthday.

Assia Djebar: Algeria's 'immortal' literary hero

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