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Quiet as it's kept," begins Toni Morrison's first novel, The Bluest Eye, appropriate for a book published in 1970 about issues difficult to raise, such as the aftereffects of sexual assault.
The 100-year-old suicide of an overlooked female scientist inspired American writer Judith Claire Mitchell's blackly comic and critically acclaimed second novel, A Reunion Of Ghosts.
SINGAPORE-Nine years after his maiden work, former Member of Parliament Peh Chin Hua launched his second poetry collection which includes a lyrical tribute to the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.
PARIS (AFP) - "One day, for a laugh, I will have to publish all the threats I received at Charlie Hebdo," French cartoonist Charb wrote in a book he finished just two days before being mowed down by Islamic militant gunmen.
BUDAPEST (AFP) - The Mona Lisa dons a face veil on the cover of the upcoming Hungarian edition of French author Michel Houellebecq's novel Soumission, which imagines a France under Islamic rule.
Nobel laureate Gunter Grass, internationally known as one of the most important literary figures of postwar Germany, died on Monday at the age of 87.
SINGAPORE - A local comic shop has teamed up with shops in the United States and the United Kingdom to produce an exclusive variant cover of an issue in an upcoming Marvel series.
BERLIN (BLOOMBERG) - Gunter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author who explored Nazi brutality and the trauma Germany suffered after World War II in novels such as The Tin Drum and Cat And Mouse, has died. He was 87.

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