The former French diplomat Stephane Hessel has died at the age of 95. His writings were so popular in Spain that his publisher there asked him to write a new book just for Spaniards. It's due to come out in two weeks.
The Turkish government recommends every student in the country read John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, but now a parent has complained it's not appropriate, because of a few lines on a couple of pages in the book.
Turkey is no stranger to TV and internet censorship. But recently, a controversy erupted over a call to censor a book on Turkey's recommended reading list for students. The book was John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men."
Boubacar Sadek is believed to be the last remaining master calligrapher in Mali. He fled Timbuktu with rare documents. He now makes a living in the capital Bamako. Laura Lynch reports for the CBC and The World.
The State Department this week called on the government of Azerbaijan to protect author Akram Aylisli. The respected elderly author became the subject of protests and threats of violence, because of his latest book.
Gérard de Villiers may be the most famous French writer you've never heard of. What's interesting is that a number of his terrorist and espionage plot twists have actually happened in real life -- well after they appeared in book form.
In Shakespeare's "Richard III," the king was described as a hunchback with a withered arm, who murdered his own nephews in his climb to the throne. Now new questions are emerging about the king and his true nature.
The World's Leo Hornak reports on a new Chinese translation of James Joyce's notoriously difficult novel "Finnegans Wake." The book has become a sensation in Chinese literary circles, the first print run selling out in weeks.