Mar 15, 2013 04:18 EDT
Australia's largest casino has alerted police to a betting scam in which a high-roller reportedly netted Aus$32 million (US$33 million) in an "Ocean's Eleven" style heist.
Mar 14, 2013 11:24 EDT
Author Tan Twan Eng became the first Malaysian author to win Asia's top literary prize on Thursday for his novel set during the aftermath of the Japanese occupation of Malaya.
Mar 12, 2013 03:07 EDT
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has canceled several book signings due to threats of violence against him, Philadelphia-based TV station NBC10 reported.
Mar 04, 2013 19:00 EST
Former US top diplomat Hillary Clinton and her staff fought "tooth and nail" to push ideas for diplomacy in Afghanistan in a bitter turf war with the White House, an ex-official says in a new book.
Mar 02, 2013 15:31 EST
The mayor of Peru's third-largest city inaugurated a book fair by saying he does not like to read.
Feb 28, 2013 01:56 EST
Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan has hit back at critics who accused him of being too close to China's government, saying in a newspaper interview he does not write on behalf of the ruling Communist party.
Feb 26, 2013 13:07 EST
Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn appeared in a Paris court Tuesday to try to ban a graphic new book by author Marcela Iacub detailing their affair, saying it was filled with lies.
Feb 25, 2013 08:04 EST
Disgraced IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is taking legal steps to stop a controversial new book by Argentinian-born Marcela Iacub detailing their liaison, his lawyers said on Monday.
Feb 21, 2013 14:13 EST
A French author has written in graphic detail about her eight-month affair with disgraced IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, calling the relationship "field work" for a controversial new book.
Feb 19, 2013 00:49 EST
Author Haruki Murakami's new novel will hit book stores in April, three years after the final instalment of "1Q84", his Japanese publisher has said.
Jan 29, 2013 21:59 EST
Hilary Mantel won the Costa Book Award for her novel "Bring Up The Bodies", which has now done the double having claimed the Booker Prize.
Jan 21, 2013 01:18 EST
Stefan Bachmann is only 19, but his darkly mysterious debut novel set in a parallel world of faeries, goblins and child snatchers has already earned him comparisons to J.K. Rowling, Dickens and Dostoyevsky.
Jan 09, 2013 13:31 EST
A debut novel and a work by a Nobel laureate were among five books shortlisted for Asia's most prestigious literary prize on Wednesday, with entries across the region from Turkey to Japan.
Dec 15, 2012 19:00 EST
Bishop Gene Robinson believes Jesus would have approved of gay families. Bishop Gene Robinson believes Jesus would have approved of gay families. Robinson made his comments during an appearance on cabler Comedy Central's Daily Show to pitch his new book God Believes In Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage. ?Here's a guy who, in a culture that virtually demanded marriage, was a single guy, spent most of his time with twelve men, singled out three of them for leadership and one of them is known in the Bible as 'the one whom Jesus loved,'? Robinson said. ?Now I'm not saying Jesus was gay, but let's be careful to rope this guy in for a husband, wife and 2.2 children model for family. He knew about families of choice and so do LGBT people.? ?I've heard some say it was a last brunch,? host Jon Stewart quipped. (Watch the entire segment at TheDailyShow.com.) In his book, Robinson, the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop, argues: ?Marriage for gay and lesbian couples is not an undoing
Dec 10, 2012 12:02 EST
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos revealed on Monday that he wants to finish his playing days at the Santiago Bernabeu, as he released a book about his ongoing career.
Dec 04, 2012 16:30 EST
Canadian author Nancy Huston was on Tuesday awarded what has been dubbed Britain's "most dreaded literary prize" for penning the most cringeworthy erotic description of 2012.
Dec 03, 2012 14:25 EST
The first book for "grown-ups" by Harry Potter author JK Rowling is to be adapted into a television series, the BBC announced Monday.
Nov 28, 2012 19:00 EST
Retiring Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank is considering writing a book about the gay rights movement in America. ?Retiring Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank is considering writing a book about the gay rights movement in America. The 72-year-old Frank has the distinction of being the first openly gay member of Congress and the first to enter a marriage with a member of the same sex. He told Boston's NPR station that he wants to ?write a history of the gay rights movement in America.? ?My career in government and the gay rights movement are virtually of the same age. I got elected to the state Legislature in 1972, three years after Stonewall, which is really the beginning ? the Stonewall Riots of 1969 ? of the gay rights movement. And I've been involved literally for 40 years in every movement to try and diminish the prejudice based on sexual orientation and later gender identity, and I want to write about that.? ?I think I have stuff to contribute to the understanding of American politics
Nov 23, 2012 14:39 EST
Novelist Philip Roth's decision to lay down his pen despite seemingly good health and his formerly unstoppable production at the age of 79, has stunned US literary circles.
Nov 23, 2012 05:16 EST
Disgraced Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi has said he survived three attempts on his life for refusing to fix matches in the cash-rich Twenty20 event, a new book reveals.