Archive for January, 2012

LumDimSum’s Top 10 Picks for BLF 2012

So many choices! So little time! What’s a festival worm to do? Never fear, BLF director Kadi Hughes has teamed up with LumDimSum’s intrepid blogger Kristen Lum to present their Top 10 “must-sees” for 2012. The lists sample a wide range of BLF events ranging from book talks with international literary superstars like Gary Shteyngart […]

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Updated – Short Film Competition: May Your Pen Grace the Screen

Calling all filmmakers! BLF is teaming up with Electric Shadows and Time Out Beijing to host a special short film competition. Applicants are invited to submit short films (up to 10 minutes in length) inspired by Australian Poetry Slam Champion Luka Lesson’s poem “May Your Pen Grace the Page”. Top entries will be screened during […]

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BLF 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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Become a Friend of the Festival

How’s your literary karma? Every March, The Bookworm is transformed into a hub of literary, intellectual and creative activity as we celebrate all things books with The Bookworm International Literary Festival. Our festival simply would not be possible without the invaluable support of our sponsors and friends of the festival. From international flights to marketing […]

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The Bookworm International Literary Festival 2012 Welcome

We’re thrilled to announce The Bookworm International Literary Festival 2012, running March 9-30. With three weeks of book talks, panel discussions, workshops and live performances featuring guests from across China and around the world, the festival will have something for everyone. Check out our full programme here. Early bird tickets go on sale January 30. […]

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Excerpted: Karin TIdbeck’s “Cloudberry Jam”

A reviewer on calls writer Karin Tidbeck’s stories the result of “several fast-moving literary currents, national and international.” They include the dark Scandinavian folklore of her native Sweden, Jorge Luis Borges, Ursula Le Guin and American sci-fi. Her reworked fairy tales are arresting, disturbing, provocative and very good reads. Get a taste of this exciting young author […]

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SOLD OUT – Second Yu Hua Book Talk Added March 11

Updated: This event has also sold out. Please do check out the many other events; we’re even adding a few more! For those Yu Hua fans who were disappointed to find that tickets to the author’s event had sold out faster than train tickets during Spring Festival —  great news! The acclaimed author of China in Ten Words and Brothers will […]

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The Opium War Event Cancelled, Online Chat with Julia Lovell Added

The Opium War -Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China (3/17) event with Julia Lovell has been cancelled. However, while Julia Lovell is unable to attend BLF due to personal reasons, she will be participating in a Live Chat on the festival blog. She’ll discuss with us the Opium War’s causes as well as its current resonance in China’s […]

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