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Art, Design and Culture: the History of Penguin by Design

The Bookworm is thrilled to be co-hosting two author talks with Penguin as part of a landmark travelling exhibition. First displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the history of paperback design is in Asia for the first time, visiting Beijing, Hangzhou, and Seoul, South Korea. Featuring hundreds of original and rare book jackets and artwork, the exhibition is a celebration of British history, design, literature, and culture. Author events, designer talks and children’s sessions will take place around the central exhibition at The Temple Hotel.

The Bookworm and Penguin will be hosting two booktalks together for this event

Sunday, September 2 2:30pm
Hanging Devils – He Jiahong in conversation
FREE
Legal expert and thriller writer He Jiahong talks about his writing, miscarriages of justice, and writing what you know at the official launch event for the English edition of his novel Hanging Devils.

Saturday, September 8 2:30pm
Northern Girls and China’s Migrant Workers – Sheng Keyi in conversation
FREE
Sheng Keyi talks ‘in conversation’ on her novel Northern Girls which looks at the lives of Chinese women who make their way from small rural villages to China’s ever-expanding metropolises to play their part in the country’s insatiable economic growth.

The exhibition and events will be held at the Gallery at The Temple Hotel
23 Songzhusi, Shatan Beijie, Dongcheng, Beijing 100009 北京市东城区沙滩北街嵩祝寺23号.100009

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