• September 26, 2017
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  • The plot in America
    Sep 20, 2017 Reviewed by Kevin Baker
    Two brothers fleeing their Irish captivities get embroiled in a wild assassination plot at the 1939 world’s fair in New York
  • The return of George Smiley
    Sep 06, 2017 Reviewed by Dwight Garner
    In his 24th novel, John le Carre’s brings his most famous character in from the cold
  • How five prisoners documented names in order to inform their families and document the atrocities
  • An alternative history of Singapore
    Aug 18, 2017 By Ian Johnson
    Sonny Liew’s fictionalised narrator of Singapore’s history, Charlie Chan, provides a version that is closer to reality as intended
  • Why the Booker prize is bad for writers
    Aug 17, 2017 By Amit Chaudhuri
    To celebrate the true value and purpose of literature we need an alternative to this prestigious prize
  • Browzly creates a buzz
    Aug 16, 2017 By Sharmila Dhal, Chief Reporter
    New book swap community app gives avid readers free access to titles and connects them with other book lovers
  • Egypt downsizes textbooks to cut costs
    Aug 16, 2017 Ramadan Al Sherbini, Correspondent
    Pound flotation and slashing of subsidies have triggered hikes in prices of goods including printing materials
  • Are children’s stories racist?
    Aug 12, 2017 Compiled by Huda Tabrez, Community Web Editor
    Were the oompa loompas slaves? And what does that teach children?
  • Syria Book Fair makes comeback
    Aug 11, 2017 Sami Moubayed, Correspondent
    Fair which began in 1985 flaunts broad selection of fiction and non-fiction books attracting thousands of visitors
  • Budoor and Unesco chief sign agreement in Paris
  • Update revealed on Dubai’s newest project
    Aug 08, 2017 Mariam M. Al Serkal, Senior Web Reporter
    Municipality officials visit the 66,000sqm site near the Dubai Creek, and its starting to taking shape
  • Britain counts on Chinese textbooks
    Aug 06, 2017 New York Times News Service
    Students learn fewer concepts under this approach, which allows them to go into those concepts in greater depth
  • 12 year-old puts up bookshelves around Dubai
    Aug 02, 2017 Jumana Khamis, Staff Reporter
    The bookshelves aim to encourage people to pick up a book and read while waiting for a service at a salon or cafe
  • A brief but potent scare
    Aug 02, 2017 Reviewed by John Williamms
    You Should Have Left is a mind-bending novella about a writer losing his mind
  • Colson Whitehead on slavery and privilege
    Aug 02, 2017 By Emma Brockes
    The author of The Underground Railroad explains why he took 15 years to tackle the idea that won him a Pulitzer prize
  • A celebration of literature
    Aug 02, 2017 By Jyoti KalsiSpecial to Weekend Review
    Literaturhaus at Nadi aims to revive the 19th-century salon where intellectuals got together to discuss literature, art, culture and contemporary issues