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Books 17 Oct 2016 | 7:00 AM

Does Bob Dylan deserve the Nobel Prize in literature?

The Swedish Academy, which awards the prize, has dramatically redefined the boundaries of literature, setting off a fierce debate.

Lifestyle 10 Oct 2014 | 1:30 PM

France’s Modiano wins Nobel Prize for Literature

The 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature goes to French writer Patrick Modiano, whom the Swedish Academy describes as “Marcel Proust of our time”.

Books 10 Oct 2019 | 8:02 PM

Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Literature Nobels

Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk on Thursday won the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize, which was delayed over a sexual harassment scandal, while Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke took the 2019 award, the Swedish Academy said.

Books 13 Oct 2016 | 8:05 PM

'Poetry for the ears': Music legend Bob Dylan wins RM3.8mil Nobel Literature Prize

Music legend Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Literature Prize, the first songwriter to win the award. The Swedish Academy said Dylan's songs were "poetry for the ears", and he will take home the eight million kronor (RM3.8 million) prize sum.

Books 10 Oct 2019 | 8:27 PM

Controversial winner of Nobel Prize in Literature once trashed the award

Peter Handke, the controversial winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, once called for the award to be abolished, saying the prize brings its winner "false canonisation".

Education 29 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Making literature relevant

Can a revamped SPM English Literature syllabus spark greater interest in students?

Business 24 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Tencent unit China Literature launches up to US$1.1bil HK IPO

HONG KONG: China Literature Ltd, China’s largest online publishing and e-book company, launched an initial public offering for up to US$1.1bil, seeking funds for acquisitions and to expand its digital publishing business.

Education 02 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Local poetry in A-level literature

WHEN students sit for one of the papers in next year’s A-level Literature in English examination, they may find themselves dissecting poems not just from foreign lands, but closer to home - verses on chopstick superstitions, perhaps, or the brief history of Toa Payoh.

Lifestyle 10 Oct 2014 | 9:30 PM

France’s Modiano wins Nobel Prize for Literature

The 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature goes to French writer Patrick Modiano, whom the Swedish Academy describes as “Marcel Proust of our time”.

Books 13 Nov 2017 | 8:00 AM

Whither Asean literature? Still stuck in the colonial days, it seems

The fourth Asean Literary Festival raises questions about the struggle to make our presence felt on the world’s literary stage.