• China's presence at the London Book Fair 2012
    Earn Money, But Keep Your Hands Clean!

    “The London Book Fair is not only a cultural event, but also an enormous commercial chance for Britain,” writes Tienchi Martin-Liao, president of Independent Chinese PEN, of China’s massive presence at this year’s installment of the literary festival.

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  • Egyptian Revolution
    Revolution Egypt

    Egyptian writer Hamdy El-Gazzar introduces From Egypt, a new Sampsonia Way column with which the author will attempt to draw a cultural map of Egypt and the Arab world by profiling the artistic, literary, and political issues that affect the region.

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  • Hovhannes Ishkhanyan © Nazik Armenakyan, ArmeniaNow
    Armenia: Young Author Faces Military Censorship

    Hovhannes Ishkhanyan author of Demob Day, a literary work detailing life in the country’s army, could face possible fine or imprisonment for up to two or three years after an Armenian military prosecutor opened a case against him. His book has been removed from bookshelves.

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