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Unsavory Elements: A Q&A with Tom Carter

Unsavory Elements, an anthology edited by Tom Carter, is a treasure trove of some of the most renowned Western China-hands sharing their ephemera and memories of the Middle Kingdom. The collection features 28 true stories from writers like Deborah Fallows, Derek Sandhaus, Graham Earnshaw, Jon Watts, John Campbell and more. Carter will share his experience […]

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Literary Links: Cat Fights, Drag Queens and Gatsby

Tom Carter, author of Unsavory Elements, on cat fights over copycat books. Alex Jung in the LA Times Review of Books on the confluence of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Virgina Woolf: “I have often thought that if I were ever a drag queen, and more specifically that if I were ever a drag queen who […]

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Roof is open!

The Bookworm’s rooftop terrace is open for summer. Come relax with a glass of wine or pint of beer. And stay tuned for news about our rooftop events. Last year’s included Summer Cinema movie screenings and Heyrobics!

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Book news: Paul French wins Edgar Award and Granta China launches

Midnight in Peking author Paul French bagged this year’s Edgar for Best Fact Crime. The Edgar is one of the highest honors in the mystery writing genre. Congrats Paul! In other news, Granta China makes it debut with a special Britain edition. The magazine features translations of pieces published in the English magazine and includes work […]

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Putong Hua: Home

Tonight 8:00pm at The Bookworm. What better way to spend a Friday than to listen to and maybe join in some knee-slapping, tear-herking, good old-fashioned story telling. Putong Hua is back! This month’s theme: HOME. Here’s a little something to get those creative juices flowing: 1. Three storytellers tell The Moth something about home. A writer […]

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Literary Links

Are these the best translated books of the year? No Chinese-language ones featured…but perhaps that will soon change? Who do you think should make the list? Taiye Selasi, author of the excellent Ghana Must Go, shares her writing playlist. Were loving this app concept from Literature Across Frontiers. Gimbal allows you to navigate a city […]

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LumDimSum Interview Comedian Des Bishop

The fabulous LumDimSum has a great interview with comedian Des Bishop, the mastermind behind The Bookworm’s new monthy comedy club. Here are a few gems from their chat. Des Bishop performs Saturday, April 27, 8:00pm. 100rmb.  Shanghai is Pamela Anderson and Beijing is Scarlett Johansson. – Des Bishop LDS: How did you come up with […]

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Our friends at Dragonfly have extended some special offers to all you Bookworms!

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New Infused Cocktails

The beginning of a new year is a time to change, a time to try something new…That´s why The Bookworm is greeting the year of the snake with a new menu of delicious cocktails using our own personal infused spirits, inspired by the authors we love. Bolaño: Strawberry and jalapeños pepper infused tequila with orange […]

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Mastercard Buy One Get One free

During 2013, diners who pay for a main course with MasterCard will get a second main for free. So bring a friend and dig in.  

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