Archive for 'Highlights'

How I write: Lionel Shriver

Last year, in honor of it’s How to Write a Book in 30 Days supplement, The Guardian newspaper asked several well known novelists to reveal “the minutiae of their daily routines.” Among the novelists who participated: Lionel Shriver (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The New Republic, So Much For That, Big Brother), who opens […]

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Take Five: Chad Harbach and The Art of Fielding

Get excited! Chad Harbach, the author of the acclaimed novel The Art of Fielding (editor’s note: I stayed up until 3am the night before a Chinese midterm to finish this book; it’s that good, my test score was not) and founder of literary magazine n+1, will be landing in Beijing this March to talk about […]

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Drumroll please…Cover Reveal with Mitch Moxley

Freelance journalist Mitch Moxley has written for, among others, The Atlantic, the Huffington Post, TIME, the Wall Street Journal, the Globe and Mail and CNN Travel. He will be leading a workshop for budding journalists on how to pitch stories, work with editors and how make things work as a pen-for-hire. Moxley’s first book, which chronicles […]

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Louisa Lim on Officialdom Literature

In most countries, bureaucracy is synonymous with boredom, stolidity wrapped up in a too-tight tie, but in China, it’s the stuff bestsellers are made of. For years now, a slew of books written about and often by Chinese bureaucrats have climbed into the bestseller lists, including BLF 2013 author Wang Xiaofang’s Civil Servant’s Notebook, which is the first of […]

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A Yi makes Asymptote’s Sinophone “20 under 40” list

Asymptote, an online journal of literature from around the globe, will be celebrating its second anniversary at The Bookworm last Thursday in a special event on “Chinese Literature in Translation” with Pathlight magazine. The journal’s editors have compiled a Sinophone “20 Under 40” list profiling twenty of the most promising young authors in the Chinese-speaking world. On the list: A Yi, […]

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Excerpted: Young Blood by Sifiso Mzobe

South African writer Sifiso Mzobe was born in Durban’s Umlazi Township, His novel Young Blood tells the story of the township through the eyes of Sipho, a “young blood” – a seventeen-year-old “caught up in a world of money, booze and greed.” It earned him a spot as one of the most promising young voices in contemporary […]

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Friday Reads: BLF Staff Edition

Happy Friday! What better way to gear up for the weekend than to curl up with a good book. Today, the BLF staff is reading… Liz, Volunteers Coordinator: You Can’t Eat GNP: Economics as if Ecology Matters by Eric Davidson Economic growth can’t be sustained without a healthy environment. The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth […]

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Slang from Around the World

BLF 2013 features a diverse bunch of authors. Hailing from more than twenty countries, they come from the South Africa (Sifiso Mzobe) and Sweden (Karin Tidbeck), Ireland (Paul Murray) and Slovenia(Andrej Blatnik), Haiti (Makenzy Orcel), Israel (Eshkol Nevo) and even the exotic American Midwest (Chad Harbach) They’ll bring great writing and provocative ideas, and yes, […]

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Calling all Volunteers!

BLF would not be possible without the tireless support of our volunteers. We now have over 100 volunteers who will be helping out with events, author care, logistics, marketing, blogging, distribution and more! Goodie Bag Packing party! Location:The Bookworm Date: Saturday 2nd March Time: 10am till we are finished Calling all volunteers, join us at […]

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Excerpted: Justin Torres’ We the Animals

Justin Torres grew up in upstate New York, where his acclaimed debut novel We the Animals is set. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a recent Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, he was the recipient of a Rolón Fellowship in Literature from United States Artists and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. His work has […]

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