Elijah Wood’s portrayal of serial killer Frank Zito in slasher remake Maniac will be able to play only to limited audiences in this country. The Office of Film and Literature Classification has restricted viewing to film festivals, or tertiary level media and film studies courses, and only to people aged at least 18
Margaret Mahy could be posthumously honoured this year with an award now named after her. New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards today announced the top prize would be renamed ‘New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year award’
Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, widely seen as the grandfather of modern African literature, has died at the age of 82.
How close did Gary Faulkner, the shaggy Colorado construction worker arrested in Pakistan on Sunday, come to tracking down his prey, Osama bin Laden in the mountains along the Afghan border? Very close, according to his brother, Scott, a physician in Fort Morgan, Col.
THE CONFIDENCE MAN IN AMERICAN LITERATURE by Gary Lindberg; Oxford; 319 pages; $19.95 Con artists are familiar figures in American literature, though they are usually directed through culture's back door.
One horrible day 1,600 years ago, the wisdom of many centuries went up in flames.
In 2005, Penguin paid $100,000 for the English-language rights to Jiang Rong’s Wolf Totem, a coming-of-age tale set in Inner Mongolia.
Fresh from medical school, Anna Bgenholm chose to do her residency in the Norwegian city of Narvik because of its spectacular mountain slopes. An expert skier, Bgenholm had gone off the trail with two other young doctors on a warm spring afternoon when she fell.
Americans Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson won the Nobel Prize for economics for work on how community institutions can prevent conflict, the Nobel Committee announced Monday. Ostrom becomes the first woman to win the prize in its 40-year history
President Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The first African-American to win the White House, Obama was praised by the Norweigan Nobel Committee for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” “Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” the committee said