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Newly arrived in Hong Kong in the 1960s, Chinese-American writer Ching Yeung Russell was bullied for her "communist" ties and rural accent.
The great contemporary Singaporean novel might well turn out to be a graphic novel, judging by the high standards local comics creators are setting.
COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE, Haruki Murakami, translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel, ****
Sunny Bookshop, which has become an institution among local book lovers since it started in 1985, will cease operations on Aug 20.
BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK): Ms Chen Liang, a young mother in Beijing, has spent months rewriting Flowers In The Mirror, a 300,000-character novel written in archaic Chinese, into plain modern Mandarin for her child.
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Donna Tarrt's acclaimed novel The Goldfinch could be set for the big screen after Warner Bros. snapped up the film rights to the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, it was confirmed on Tuesday.
More Singaporean short stories appearing in literary magazines should have their lifespan extended through anthologies and this collection of some such offerings is to be prized by new readers and long-term fans of the art form.
It has been a bumper month for poetry, with six books from two publishers.

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