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Chinese writer wins Nobel prize for literature

Chinese writer Mo Yan won the 2012 Nobel prize for literature on Thursday for works which combine "hallucinatory realism" with folk tales, history and contemporary life grounded in his native land. The prize, awarded by

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Manama named Arab Culture Capital 2012

Bahrain's capital will find itself at the centre of Arab culture for the whole of next year, after being named Cultural Capital of the Arab World 2012. It is the first time Manama has been selected for the initiative, which was launche

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Germany's Mueller wins Nobel literature prize

German writer Herta Mueller won the 2009 Nobel prize for literature, the award committee said on Thursday. The Swedish Academy, which decides the winner of the 10 million Swedish crown ($1.4 million) prize, recognised Mueller for her abili

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Creative writing contest for students

The Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature (EAIFL), the region’s first literary festival, has launched a creative writing competition that is open to both English and Arabic writing students under 16. The competition has bee

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Creative writing contest for students

The Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature (EAIFL), the region’s first literary festival, has launched a creative writing competition that is open to both English and Arabic writing students under 16. The competition has bee

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Emirates plans literary festival

Emirates Airline is bringing International Festival of Literature to Dubai, it was announced at London Book Fair. Some of the world’s most creative literary talent will write a new chapter in the inspirational story of Dubai when the city

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Abu Dhabi book fair opens

The 18th annual Abu Dhabi International Book Fair opened on Tuesday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec), with around 600,000 titles from 400 global publishers on display. The international book fair, being held under the pa

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