Stories about Literature from March, 2010
France : Literary blogs and Paris Book Fair
At the Paris Salon du Livre – France's biggest annual book fair, the website atelier des médias (media workshops) hosted by Radio France Internationale (RFI) “flips through the literary blogs of a few guests of the media workshops”: Gangoueus LaRéus at Chez Gangeous, Liss Kihindou at Liss dans la vallée...
Russia: One of the Top Bloggers Dies
Dmitry Gorchev (aka LJ user dimkin), a writer and artist (some of his translations are here), died today in his house leaving about 13,000 readers mourn, openspace.ru reported. Gorchev was one of the first bloggers on RuNet with his Livejournal account registered in 2001.
St. Lucia: Literary Festival
Caribbean Book Blog is excited about St. Lucia's upcoming WORD ALIVE International Literary Festival, “the first full-scale international literary event of magnitude to be held in the island.”
Blogging about the Caribbean's Repeating Islands
An interview with Ivette Romero-Cesareo and Lisa Paravisini-Gebert, the scholar-bloggers behind Repeating Islands, a blog that covers Caribbean literature, art, and culture and cuts across the region's language barriers.
Serbia: Writers and Politics
Richard Byrne of Balkans via Bohemia pays tribute to Serbian writer Mihajlo Mijhajlov, “a prominent former dissident to both Titoism and nationalism,” who died recently at the age of 76. Sladjana Lazic of A Slice Of Serbian Politics muses on whether “the political engagement of artists can degrade their work,”...
Nigeria: Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop in Lagos
Loomnie announces a creative writing workshop organized by award-winning writer and creative director of Farafina Trust, Chimamanda Adichie, from May 20 to May 29 2010.
The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong
Big Lychee writes a book review on Underground Front – The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong. The book is written by former legislator Christine Loh on the history of the Chinese Communist Party's underground network in Hong Kong.
China: The First Chinese Novel on Twitter?
Lian Yue, an ex-teacher and ex-procurator and now a famous blogger and political commentator in China, announced on his blog that he is starting a novel, entitled 2020, on twitter this month. According to the blog, the novel will last until 2020.
Dominica: Pick Up A Book
“The book is not only the door to other wonderful world[s], but it is the best teacher, university and source of wisdom”: Dominica Weekly extolls the benefits of reading.
Trinidad & Tobago: Going to Town
Online literary magazine Town has just published its third issue: Trinidadian bloggers Nicholas Laughlin and Pleasure comment.
St. Lucia: Bonding Over Books
From St. Lucia, Caribbean Book Blog profiles “a new online community designed for fans of West Indian literature [which] aims to leverage Caribbean commonality across the power of the internet to…strengthen bonds between readers, writers, publishers and book clubs in the Caribbean and its Diaspora.”