Han Kang has won the Man Booker Prize for her book, The Vegetarian. Kang is a South Korean novelist, and will be sharing the 50,000 British pound prize (about $72,000) with her English translator, Deborah Smith.
Last year, Hooked, an app that told short stories through text messages was released. An update to the app was released this week that now lets readers become writers too.
Novel Written By Robot Passes First Round in Japanese Lit Prize:
The Day A Computer Writes a Novel was written by, as the title suggests, an artificial intelligence program.
Can Google Raise Dead Authors? They’re trying to do just that. Through their Natural Language Understanding unit, Google is trying to teach its artificial intelligence to predict sentences of authors, such as Shakespeare and Mark Twain, by pouring millions of lines into networks
Pat Conroy’s writing connects with readers because he wasn’t afraid to tell the truth through his stories, intimacy uninhibited.