books http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20056/all en Crime sequel for Austen's classic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/crime-austen-sequel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Crime novelist PD James has written a “sequel” to Pride and Prejudice </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> It may shock literary purists but delight many Austen fans: <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/pride-and-prejudice-gets-rewrite-20110923-1kp9a.html">heavyweight crime novelist </a>P.D. James has written a &ldquo;sequel&rdquo; to Pride and Prejudice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/crime-austen-sequel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> books crime United Kingdom Weird Wide Web GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 26 Sep 2011 05:48:00 +0000 News Desk 5676146 at http://www.globalpost.com German bishops give up erotic books http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/german-bishops-turn-the-page-erotic-books <p> German bishops were left hot under the dog collar after it emerged last month that a publisher co-owned by 12 of Germany&#39;s Catholic dioceses was a prolific producer of &quot;erotic fiction.&quot;</p> <p> The <a href="http://www.dbk.de/presse/details/?presseid=2009&amp;cHash=90f8cc55ff58d3a3c98940f665207cdc">German Bishops&#39; Conference</a> has now ordered executives at the <a href="http://www.weltbild.de/">Weltbild</a> publishing company to sell their stake &quot;without delay,&quot; the church authority said in a statement on Tuesday.</p> <p> The bishops referred to &quot;media that contradicted the ideals of the shareholders,&quot; by which they presumably mean the more than 2,500 titles that until recently appeared in the &quot;erotic&quot; section of Weltbild&#39;s website.</p> <p> They&#39;re hardly books you&#39;d expect to find next to <em>The Lives of the Saints</em>. According to <a href="http://www.thelocal.de/society/20111122-39031.html">The Local</a>, titles included &quot;<a href="http://www.amazon.de/Schlampen-Internat-Erotischer-Roman-Mandy-Fox/dp/3862770494">Boarding School for Sluts</a>&quot; and &quot;<a href="http://www.amazon.de/Anwaltshure-Erotischer-Roman-Helen-Carter/dp/3940505307">The Lawyer&#39;s Whore</a>.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/german-bishops-turn-the-page-erotic-books" target="_blank">read more</a></p> books Catholic Church Entertainment Germany World Religion Weird Wide Web Tue, 22 Nov 2011 19:13:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5682221 at http://www.globalpost.com UK literary prize honors funny, angry book reviews http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/uk-literary-prize-honors-funny-angry-book-reviews A new literary prize is turning heads in Britain. The Hatchet Job of the Year Award honors "the angriest, funniest, most trenchant" review published in a newspaper or magazine in 2011. Eight finalists for the prize were announced Tuesday, reported the Associated Press. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/uk-literary-prize-honors-funny-angry-book-reviews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Booker Prize books Julian Barnes literature United Kingdom Weird Wide Web Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:18:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5686865 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigerian author Chinua Achebe publishes new book, "There Was a Country," a memoir of Biafran war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120927/nigerian-author-chinua-achebe-publishes-new-book-memoir-biafran-war For more than 40 years, Achebe has remained silent about his experiences during the war.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120927/nigerian-author-chinua-achebe-publishes-new-book-memoir-biafran-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> books Culture & Lifestyle Nigeria Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:05:50 +0000 News Desk 5720745 at http://www.globalpost.com What to read: think globally (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/130517/world-literature-international-books-reading-video <p>NEW YORK &mdash; At a recent world literature festival, GlobalPost asked writers from the UK and South Africa which books they would recommend to readers curious to learn more about their home countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/130517/world-literature-international-books-reading-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> books Travel/Tourism Raw Feed Want to Know Culture & Lifestyle South Africa United Kingdom United States Sat, 18 May 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5840503 at http://www.globalpost.com