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· July, 2009

Stories about Literature from July, 2009

Russia: Putin on Solzhenitsyn

Eternal Remont writes about PM Vladimir Putin's recent interaction with Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's widow.

Jamaica: On Writing

More on what makes a writer, from Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp.

Japan: Possible Twitter Novel Publication

Netafull [ja] reports that writer/essayist Mica Naitoh tweeted [ja] that she has received an offer to publish her Twitter novel, just a few days after she started tweeting with the...

Guatemala: International Book Fair Starts July 24

The 6th International Book Fair will take place in Guatemala City starting on July 24 writes Asato Ma Sat Gamayo [es]. This year's special guests will be authors from Costa...

Russia: Shalamov's Siberia

Russian Blog does a follow up on the Russian writer and Gulag prisoner Varlam Shalamov, visiting sites of his incarceration in the Ural and posting pictures to illustrate the story

Out of Africa Emerges Digital Art and Animation

‘Digital' has become the latest buzz word not just in Kenya but in Africa where most things are still analogue. However, Digital Art is a rather new term to even...

Philippines: Error-Ridden Book

A Page Turner's Odyssey draws attention to the grave number of typographical errors found in a book by a prominent Filipino author.

Jamaica: Emmy Nomination

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp reports that “LIVEHOPELOVE.COM, a website about living with AIDS in Jamaica, has been nominated in the United States for a prestigious Emmy award.”

Egypt: Mounir Said Hanna found guilty of “Satire”

Egyptian Mounir Said Hanna Marzuq has been found guilty of "satire" after a colleague reported him and his poem to the authorities. He has been sentenced to three years and...

Egypt: The Egyptian Apostate

Egyptian progressive thinker, Dr. Sayed El Qemany was granted the State Award for Social Sciences. Egyptian liberals and seculars hailed the award while Wahabis and conservatives declared war on the...

Arab World: Trouble for Gay Travels in the Muslim World

The first gay book to have been ever translated into Arabic after being originally printed in English has run into problems straight off the press. Katharine Ganly reports on blogger...

Tanzania: Updates for 6th Pan African Reading For All Conference

Updates for the 6th Pan African Reading For All Conference, which will take place in Tanzania: “As you are making your final plans, please include bringing your National Flag for...

Ecuador: The Passing of Writer Jorge Enrique Adoum

Ecuador is mourning the passing of writer Jorge Enrique Adoum, who Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda once said is "the greatest poet in Latin America." Many seem to agree, as bloggers...

Russia: Burning books

LJ user red warrior red claims [RUS] that the Russian edition of a book by murdered dissident-in-exile, Alexander Litvinenko, has been confiscated and destroyed by the Federal Security Service (FSB)...

Tanzania: Updates for 6th Pan African Reading For All Conference

Updates for the 6th Pan African Reading For All Conference, which will take place in Tanzania: “As you are making your final plans, please include bringing your National Flag for...

Guyana: Writing's Purpose

From Guyana, The Intellectual Elite finds himself “preoccupied with the purpose of writing.”

Bahrain: Reading Detective Novels

bint battuta in bahrain introduces her readers to two detective novels – Vendetta by Michael Dibdin and The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin, which she has just finished from reading.

Jamaica: Who's “Bad”?

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp writes about “bad” words and the art of storytelling.

Russia: Writer Aksyonov's death

LJ user Anton Nossik posts [RUS] a personal reflection on Russian dissident writer, Vasily Aksyonov, who passed away in his Moscow home yesterday.

Bahrain: Creative Dreams

Hasan Hujairi writes eloquently about the fears and dreams of an amateur musician/writer in Bahrain.

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