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Between the Stacks: Yoram Bauman, stand-up economist

Economics may be the dismal science, but economist/comedian Yoram Bauman is anything but. On October 27, Bauman, an environmental economist at the University of Washington and the co-author of The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, Volume 1: Microeconomics, will bring his new show “Return to the Gold Standard” to The Bookworm. Here Bauman explains how he […]

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Interesting in joining the BLF 2012 team?

The Bookworm International Literary Festival is a unique celebration of literature and ideas in China, programming 100 events across three cities, connecting over 70 Chinese and international writers and thinkers, running March 9-23. We are now accepting applicants for the following positions: Logistics Coordinator Volunteers Coordinator Junior Designer Secondary Venues Coordinator Volunteers  If you are […]

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Lev Grossman’s The Magicians coming to tv

Lev Grossman’s The Magicians is one of our favorite novels from the past few years. Fox has bought the rights and is currently developing the novel and its sequels into a tv series. Often described as ‘a grown-up Harry Potter,” The Magicians follows its young protagonists from Brooklyn to an elite university of magic to the […]

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2011 Nobel Prize for Literature

Congratulations to Swedish poet  Tomas Tranströmer who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Nobel Prize committee made this decision “because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality”. (Nobel Prize)

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Douglas Coupland on Marshall McLuhan

In preparation for Douglas Coupland’s event here at The Bookworm on October 18th, check out this great interview he gave to The Paris Review last February about Marshall McLuhan, Canadians writing biographies of other Canadians and Annie Hall.

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The Beijinger Online Bookclub

We’ve recently partnered up with our pals at the Beijinger for a new online bookclub. From the Beijinger: OK, so we dig Chinese films. Chinese art is pretty cool these days, too, and we know Beijingers are all over local indie bands and hot Chinese designers. But what about literature? Are we stuck with the […]

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Peter Hessler – MacArthur Genius

Congratulations to BLF author Peter Hessler on being awarded a MacArthur Fellow. The New Yorker has posted a list of Hessler’s articles for the magazine. Or stop by The Bookworm for a read of Country Driving, Oracle Bones or River Town.

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Between the Stacks: Gish Jen

On September 20, Gish Jen stopped by The Bookworm to read from and discuss her latest book, World and Town. World and Town features Hattie Kong, the daughter of an American missionary and a descendant of Confucius, as one of a ragtag cast of characters, including an Cambodian refugee family on the run from their […]

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Fall Reading

With the first chill of autumn in the air, we are looking forward to curling up with a great book and a hot cuppa this fall. Here are some of the books on our Fall Reading Lists.   Alex Ragnarok by A.S. Byatt “Norse Myth written by A.S. Byatt? I’m intrigued.” Into the Silence by […]

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Between the Stacks: Paul French

Paul French joined us Wednesday, September 14th at The Bookworm for a thrilling discussion about his latest book, Midnight in Peking.  Midnight details the murder of 19-year-old Pamela Werner at the end of an era: Peking, 1937, the city is a heady mix of privilege and scandal, lavish cocktail bars and opium dens, warlords and corruption, […]

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