In 1956, confidante Emily Hale donated the letters, written to her by author and poet T S Eliot, under an agreement they wouldn't be opened until 50 years after either of their deaths and after the latter.
Communist authorities in then-Czechoslovakia banned Kundera's books and stripped him of citizenship after the publication of a book in which he called then-Czechoslovak president Gustav Husak "the president of forgetting."
The 79-year-old Canadian author, who has written over 40 works of fiction including the famous book "The Handmaiden's Tale", received the Order of the Companions Award which is held by only 65 people at one time.
The National Library of Israel completes its collection of the Max Brod archive, including items such as notebooks and manuscripts from both Brod and his friend Franz Kafka.
A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning the multimillion-selling trilogy, is set to hit screens soon.
The papers being returned include a postcard from Kafka from 1910 and personal documents kept by Max Brod. Experts say the documents provide a window into Europe's literary and cultural scene in the early 20th century.
With President Emmanuel Macron awarding novelist and fierce critic of Islam with the Legion of Honour, activists say the country is 'decorating' people who are at odds with Republican values.
Called “The Mister,” the novel by British author E.L. James will be published in Britain and North America on April 16.
Trinidad-born British author and Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died at his London home, his family says.
Author of more than 25 books, Roth was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience. His agent says the author died of congestive heart failure.
In a career that spanned decades, Le Guin published more than 20 novels, wrote children's books, dozens of short stories, volumes of poetry and collections of essays - but is best remembered for global bestselling "Earthsea" series.
Clooney will direct and star in the six-episode series, based on US author Joseph Heller’s darkly comedic 1961 novel 'Catch-22'.
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