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Outrage in Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo over Peter Handke's Nobel win

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:09 AM

The Austrian writer is seen by critics as a supporter of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic

PETER HANDKE. The Austrian writer poses in Chaville in the Paris surburbs, on October 10 after he was awarded with the 2019 Nobel Literature Prize. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Literature Nobels

Oct 10, 2019 - 7:19 PM

(UPDATED) Olga Tokarczuk's books portray a polychromatic world perpetually in motion, while Peter Handke's works are filled with a strong desire to discover and to make his discoveries come to life by finding new literary expressions for them

NOBEL WINNERS. Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, while Austrian author Peter Handke wins 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature. Tokarczuk file photo from Ritta Pedersen/DPA/AFP; Handke file photo by Barbara Gindl/APA/AFP

[OPINION] Aswang: A strange new energy

Jun 22, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Contemporary Filipinos have humorously deconstructed and reconstructed the aswang and its beastly kin as intimate parts of the Filipino worldview, much like the beasts of ancient Greek mythology

[OPINION] Appreciating the Filipino identity through our literature and culture

May 29, 2019 - 3:31 PM

'Being a Filipino does not end with preferring English over Filipino, nor choosing hamburgers over sinigang, but rather ends when we have forgotten that we have our own literature, culture, and heritage to the point where we abandon it'

Mga kabataan, sumali na sa KWF Gawad Jacinto sa Sanaysay

May 09, 2019 - 10:11 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Ang Gawad KWF sa Sanaysay ay bukás sa lahat ng mga kabataang nása baitang 7 hanggang 11

The science of awakening

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Awakenings do not inflame tragedy or sorrow. Awakenings get you to a level that transcends your sorrows, fears, and frustrations.

All-women small press fair to be held at CCP

Mar 06, 2019 - 2:19 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The event features women creators who will sell and showcase their books, zines, stickers, illustrations, comics, and accessories, and meet their readers

Refugee's book written on WhatsApp wins Australia's richest literary prize

Feb 01, 2019 - 10:58 AM

The imprisoned Behrouz Boochani, a Kurd journalist and filmmaker, says he wrote his book 'No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison' bit-by-bit using WhatsApp


FULL LIST: Winners, Palanca Awards 2018

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Check the full list of awardees here

Blank page for Nobel Literature Prize in 2018 awards season

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Without the Literature Prize, this year's other high-profile Nobel is the Peace Prize, to be announced in Oslo on Friday, October 5

'Kumusta po kayo, ang lamig parang Baguio': The best poems from #BadPoetryDay

Aug 25, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Roses are red, violets are blue, these poems are bad, can you do one too?

Getting started with genre fiction

Jul 20, 2018 - 6:39 PM

Are you a fan of horror, fantasy, and sci-fi? We’ve got some literary recommendations for you

Swedish intellectuals form new literature prize in Nobel protest

Jul 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

However, some observers are skeptical about whether the New Academy can compare with the Nobel Literature Prize's history of recognizing distinguished authors

NEW PRIZE. More than 100 Swedish intellectuals form a new literature award giving body in protest, after the Swedish Academy, which selects Nobel laureates, plunged into a crisis over long-standing ties to a man accused of sexual assault on several women. File photo of Nobel Museum by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Want to read more Filipino literature? Here's where to start

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Novels? Komiks? Here are some Filipino favorites you could avail online

Cagayan de Oro celebrates Pride Month through literature

Jun 11, 2018 - 3:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: A book launch and poetry night are set for June 29 in Cagayan de Oro City

This is a press release from Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro

American literary giant Philip Roth dead at 85

May 23, 2018 - 11:45 AM

(UPDATED) Philip Roth's literary agent Andrew Wylie says the cause of death is congestive heart failure

Robredo on West Philippine Sea, Cirilo Bautista dies, North Korea on U.S. | Midday wRap

May 07, 2018 - 11:24 AM

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National Artist for Literature Cirilo Bautista dies

May 06, 2018 - 12:14 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang sends its condolences to the family and friends of the late National Artist for Literature Cirilo Bautista

No Nobel Literature Prize after #MeToo turmoil

May 04, 2018 - 11:54 PM

For the first time in almost 70 years there will be no Nobel Literature Prize this year

NO WINNER. Anders Olsson, the acting permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, annonunces that the Swedish Academy has decided to postpone the award of the 2018 Nobel literature prize, during an interview to the Swedish newsagency TT News Agency in Stockholm, May 4, 2018. Photo by Janerik Henriksson/ TT News Agency / AFP

2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo turmoil – Swedish Academy

May 04, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The academy is linked to a man facing rape and sexual assault allegations

NOBEL PRIZE. The 2017 Nobel Prize Awards ceremony is held at the Stockholm Center in December 2017. Photo by Alexander Mahmoud/Nobel Media AB

[OPINION] Can you read Baybayin?

Apr 28, 2018 - 4:16 PM

People will be compelled to learn to read content written in certain writing systems if there is enough literature written using those systems to begin with

The best #Tweetanaga entries for the 4th week of April 2018

Apr 27, 2018 - 12:31 PM

As the #BuwangNgPanitikan comes to a close, we get treated to many compelling traditional poems

The best #Tweetanaga entries for the 3rd week of April 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Submit your own tweet-friendly poem and you may be part of next week's top picks

The best #Tweetanaga entries for the 2nd week of April 2018

Apr 13, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Submit your own tweet-friendly poem and you may be part of next week's top picks

Coming soon: More European literature translated into PH languages

Apr 11, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Czech Republic ambassador to the Philippines Jaroslav Olša announces that selected European literature will be translated into Bicolano, Waray, and Masbateño

The best #Tweetanaga entries for the 1st week of April 2018

Apr 06, 2018 - 10:56 AM

Submit your own tweet-friendly poem and you may be part of next week's top picks

Running after a Big Bad Wolf

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:46 PM

'Some intellectuals claim that we are not a reading people, but I believe that's inaccurate'

BIG BAD WOLF. The book lovers' event that sell 'remaindered' books for less visits the Philippines in February 2018. Photo by Rappler

Fantasy fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:45 AM

In her stories of galactic societies, Le Guin sought to prove there is no total and permanent solution, either in theology, politics or human science past or future

SCIFI LEGEND. Ursula K. Le Guin attends 2014 National Book Awards on November 19, 2014 in New York City. Robin Marchant/Getty Images/AFP

4 local anthologies you should be reading right now

Jan 17, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Time to upgrade your library with these reads by Filipino writers

Pinoy komiks is alive and kicking with Dead Balagtas

Jan 14, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Just when you think this book can't get any better, it does

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 6, 2017

Oct 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

British author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:48 PM

The 62-year-old, "in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world," the Academy wrote in its citation

NOBEL WINNER. This file photo taken on September 13, 2010 shows British author Kazuo Ishiguro posing during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in Guess Portrait Studio at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Photo by Matt Carr/ GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Teaching martial law period literature in the era of post-truth

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM

If there could be one lesson from anti-Marcos writings, it should be respect, and teachers should strive to put this lesson forward

FULL LIST: Winners, Palanca Awards 2017

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:27 PM

51 writers were awarded this year with 23 of them being first timers

#Tweetanaga 2017: Pinakamahusay na 6

Aug 22, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Katulad ng patimpalak ng Rappler noong 2013 at 2016 pinagkasya ng mga manunulat ang katutubong tula sa isang Twitter post o 140 characters

Bob Dylan accused of plagiarism in Nobel Prize lecture

Jun 14, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The legendary American songwriter may have lifted phrases from SparkNotes Moby Dick study guide

Arundhati Roy releases first novel in 20 years

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Arundhati Roy s eagerly awaited second novel goes on sale two decades after her prize winning debut The God of Small Things propelled her to global fame

PRIZEWINNING NOVELIST. Indian author and political activist Arundhati Roy during a protest rally in New Delhi on September 15, 2012. Raveendran/AFP

WATCH: Interview with Gemino Abad, poet and literary critic

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:37 PM

What projects excite internationally-renowned poet Gemino 'Jimmy' Abad? Find out in this episode of 'Akdang-Buhay.'

WATCH: Interview with Cirilo Bautista, National Artist for Literature

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Cirilo Bautista talks about coming full circle from his humble beginnings to giving back to the less fortunate but talented writers

WATCH: Interview with Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Rio Alma talks about the factors that shaped his poetry

WATCH: Interview with F. Sionil Jose, National Artist for Literature

Apr 17, 2017 - 6:01 PM

Akdang-Buhay: F. Sionil Jose talks about literature, colonialism, and class struggles

WATCH: Interview with writer and visual artist Gilda Cordero-Fernando

Apr 13, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Gilda Cordero-Fernando talks about why she gave up fiction writing and took up painting and publishing

WATCH: Interview with Bienvenido Lumbera, National Artist for Literature

Apr 12, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Bienvenido Lumbera talks about poetry and activism

WATCH: Interview with Edith Tiempo, National Artist for Literature

Apr 11, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Akdang-Buhay: The late Edith Tiempo – in an interview with DM Reyes filmed in 2011 – talks about life as a poet, fictionist, literary critic, and teacher

Celebrated poets perform, talk at MSU Iligan on April 10

Apr 07, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Students will be able to watch the performances of poets Lourd Ernest de Veyra Victor Emmanuel Carmelo Nadera Jr Joel Toledo and Cerrine Cecilia Tuason

Bob Dylan finally accepts 2016 Nobel prize

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:13 AM

The Nobel diploma and medal were handed to Dylan at a private ceremony in Stockholm attended by 12 academy members

NOBEL AWARDEE. This file photo taken on June 3, 1984 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during a concert at the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany. Istvan Bajzat / DPA / AFP

Bob Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm on the weekend

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Bob Dylan the first songwriter to win the prestigious prize will not hold the traditional Nobel lecture during the meeting

NOBEL LAUREATE. This file photo taken on June 3, 1984 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during a concert at the Olympic stadium in Munich, southern Germany. Istvan Bajzat / DPA / AFP

Ricky Lee releases new book 'Kung Alam N'yo Lang'

Dec 24, 2016 - 10:30 AM

The award winning screenwriter s latest book is a collection of 4 stories told from children s point of view

Ricky Lee and his latest book, 'Kung Alam N'yo Lang'

Dylan snubs Nobel, Santos to accept Peace Prize in Oslo

Dec 08, 2016 - 10:57 AM

The Nobel prizes are traditionally awarded every December 10th the anniversary of the death of prize creator Alfred Nobel a Swedish inventor philanthropist and industrialist

This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows the front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo. Berit Roald/Scanpix/AFP

Mario Vargas Llosa on writing, love, and dictatorships

Nov 04, 2016 - 9:48 PM

What does the 2010 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature have to say about Bob Dylan s victory?

Photo by Rome Jorge/Rappler