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Horseback library serves Indonesia's readers in remote villages

Jul 15, 2016

Horseback library serves Indonesia's readers in remote villages

Ridwan Sururi looks more cowboy than librarian while his horse Luna is saddled with books - he has a mobile library that serves Indonesia's remote readers. #Books #Indonesia #Library #Shareworthy #Serang #horseback library #community library
Siddhartha Mukherjee talks about 'The Gene: An Intimate History', and the power of evolution

Jul 10, 2016

Siddhartha Mukherjee talks about 'The Gene: An Intimate History', and the power of evolution

In his new book, The Gene: An Intimate History, Siddhartha Mukherjee has laid the ghosts of his family's history of mental illness to rest - and raised several pertinent questions for society to consider #Siddhartha Mukherjee #Books #Rohan Murthy #Pulitzer Prize #authors #Penguin India #FWeekend #The Gene #ArtAndCulture #Penguin Randomhouse #The Emperor of All Maladies
Shakespeare more popular abroad than in Britain - YouGov poll | Reuters

Apr 19, 2016

Shakespeare more popular abroad than in Britain - YouGov poll | Reuters

LONDON On the 400th anniversary of his death, Shakespeare is more popular abroad than in Britain and makes a significant contribution to the UK’s prosperity and influence, according to a survey published on Tuesday. The British Council, which commissioned the YouGov survey of 18,000 people from 15 countries, said the results showed that internationally Shakespeare is widely known, liked and understood. #Books #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment #lifestyle #article
Shakespeare more popular abroad than in Britain - YouGov poll | Reuters

Apr 19, 2016

Shakespeare more popular abroad than in Britain - YouGov poll | Reuters

LONDON On the 400th anniversary of his death, Shakespeare is more popular abroad than in Britain and makes a significant contribution to the UK’s prosperity and influence, according to a survey published on Tuesday. The British Council, which commissioned the YouGov survey of 18,000 people from 15 countries, said the results showed that internationally Shakespeare is widely known, liked and understood. #Books #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment #lifestyle #article
Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa calls Trump a clown and a racist | Reuters

Mar 02, 2016

Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa calls Trump a clown and a racist | Reuters

MADRID Peruvian Nobel prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa said on Tuesday that Donald Trump was a "clown" and a "racist" who would doom the Republican party to defeat if it chose him as its candidate for November's U.S. #United States #Books #Europe #markets #Entertainment
Demand for reprint of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' overwhelms publisher | Reuters

Jan 08, 2016

Demand for reprint of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' overwhelms publisher | Reuters

MUNICH Heavy demand for the first edition of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" to be printed in Germany since his death is taking its publisher by surprise, with orders received for almost four times the print run. The two-volume political treatise, which was written between 1924 and 1926 and posits a global Jewish conspiracy, is regarded as one of the Nazis' main propaganda tools #Books #Culture #markets #Crime #author
Missing Hong Kong publisher returned to China voluntarily - wife | Reuters

Jan 06, 2016

Missing Hong Kong publisher returned to China voluntarily - wife | Reuters

HONG KONG A publisher of books critical of China's leaders who went missing in Hong Kong last week has travelled to China voluntarily, his wife said on Tuesday, as Britain reminded its former colony of its commitment to press freedom. #Books #Business #Middle East #Hong Kong #Entertainment