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Love, life and dinosaurs at literary festival

This year's Shanghai International Literary Festival boasts a lineup of authors with diverse backgrounds, such as Pulitzer Prize for History recipient Edward Larson.
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Old people's home inspiration for Chinese writer's success

Tian Er become the youngest writer to get Lu Xun Literary Prize in 2007, at the age of 31. 
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New book records stories from an ever-evolving metropolis

"Records of Shanghai" is an anthology of 40 short non-fiction pieces based on interviews with dozens of locals, who helped build the city's industries.
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Reform from a foreign perspective

A new book tells the stories of expats who witnessed the changes over four decades since China launched the reform and opening-up policy.
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Russian illustrator casts a spell over book fair

"Back when I was in animation, when the directors asked me to draw something glamorous or beautiful, they said it always ended up looking like either a soldier or a prostitute."
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Spanish illustrator makes debut at Shanghai book fair

Shanghai Daily talked with the first-comer about his magic books, Chinese kids and his next drawings.
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Harry Potter publisher picks Chinese novel

An increasing number of publishers around the world are taking an interest in books by Chinese writers and the recent Shanghai book fair brought many to the city.
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Potter publisher taps Chinese market

Publisher Barry Cunningham, who snapped up a domestic writer's novel during his recent visit to Shanghai, believes a good children's book has the power to change the world.
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Bittersweet memories of a past era

Isabel Sun Chao was 18 when she left Shanghai in 1952 to visit her mother in Hong Kong. She never saw her father again. Now, she has written memoirs of that bygone era.
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Who says science books are dull?

As the recent Shanghai Book Fair showed us, writers and publishers are coming up with new ways to present science in a way that is understandable and entertaining.
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