Desert camp poetry and literary journeys: What to look forward to at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2017

DUBAI, Feb 19 ― Marking the start of Dubai Art Season, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Middle East’s largest literary festival, held this year March 3-11,...

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Paula Hawkins’ ‘Girl on the Train’ to be adapted into movie

NEW YORK, Feb 18 — Into the Water, Paula Hawkins’ latest psychological thriller, due out in May, is set to be made into a movie. Like The Girl on the Train — the author’s previous hit...

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Dutch creator of Miffy the rabbit dead at 89

THE HAGUE, Feb 17 — Dutch artist and illustrator Dick Bruna, creator of beloved children’s character Miffy the white rabbit, has died aged 89, his publishing house said today. Bruna died...

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Fifth ‘Millennium’ book to hit bookshelves September 7

STOCKHOLM, Feb 17 — Lisbeth Salander, the tattooed computer hacker from the Millennium books, is back: the fifth tome in the best-selling crime series will hit the streets on September 7 in...

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Live-size Gabriel Garcia Marquez statue unveiled in Cuba

HAVANA, Feb 17 ― A life-size bronze sculpture of the Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was unveiled yesterday in Havana, an homage to the writer and to Cuba for its support of...

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