Archive for January, 2011

Quick Q&A with Dave Eggers

Whilst Dave Eggers was hanging out at The Bookworm after David Sedaris’ reading, Sara chatted with him about Beijing, books, travel and more. Here are her five favourite answers. What did you read on the plane to Beijing? – Aftershock by Robert Reich. What was a memorable moment in the last 24 hours? – I […]

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Helon Habila on the Voice of America

Festival author Helon Habila reviews a collection of short stories that examines the Nigerian immigrant experience in the US for the Guardian. Read his full review on EC Osundu’s Voice of America here. To read more by Habila for the Guardian, click here.

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Andrew O’Hagan: Maf and Marilyn Monroe – the Movie

Andrew O’Hagan’s latest book The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog and of his friend Marilyn Monroe is being adapted to the big screen with Angelina Jolie as Marilyn Monroe. George Clooney is said to play Frank Sinatra. Who, I wonder, will play Maf the Dog – the narrator of the story? Any guesses? Click […]

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BLF 2011 Video

As we count down the days to the kickoff of this year’s festival, here’s a look back at some of the highlights from BLF 2011. Video by Goldmines Productions. The ever popular journalism panel  (This year’s panel will feature The Guardian‘s Tania Branigan, Caixin‘s Cao Haili, PRI’s The World’s Mary Kay Magistad and The New […]

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NEW EVENT: Peter Hessler – Country Driving

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UPDATE: Ma Jun and Jonathan Watts in Public Good

We’re excited to announce that environmentalist and author of China’s Water Crisis, Ma Jun, will join the Guardian’s Asia Environment correspondent Jonathan Watts for a conversation on public discourse and the environment in China. Ma Jun is author of China’s Water’s Crisis a seminal book in China’s environmental movement which is oft-compared with Rachel Carson’s […]

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Dave Eggers talks to The Beijinger

Just before opening our Festival Prologue, Dave Eggers was in conversation with The Beijinger magazine, sharing insights into his work and his impressions of Beijing. To read more about this and Eggers’ research in China for his new novel click here.

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FESTIVAL TICKETS ON SALE!

Tickets to all events of The Bookworm International Literary Festival are now on sale at The Bookworm!

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Zoom in on David Sedaris

In celebration of our Festival Prologue, we turn the spotlight on to David Sedaris. Zoom in on America’s famous writer and reader.

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Zoom in on Dave Eggers

As the first author in our Prologue series, we’re turning the spotlight on Dave Eggers. Take a couple of minutes out with a cup of tea in hand to zoom in on this great writer and publisher’s expansive career.

Did you know that…

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