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And the Letter of the Quiz is…G!

You thought he was joking, but he was entirely serious. Quizmaster Tom Champagne (though he’s mostly into beers and rum and cokes these days) started the year with a letter “A” themed quiz and followed it with a Beyonce-heavy “B” quiz. Next week, he takes on the letter “G.” Possible quiz questions: Which composer wrote […]

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Update: Chinese New Year and Storytime with Hannah

Holiday Hours Happy Year of the Snake! The Bookworm will be closing early at 5pm on Saturday, February 9 for Chinese New Year’s Eve. We will be open during normal hours for the rest of the holiday. Update: Storytime with Hannah Teacher Yogita will be filling in for Hannah. Storytime has been cancelled for Sunday, […]

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Lost Robert Burns Manuscripts Found

Just in time for Burns’ Night researchers have found not one, but three long-lost manuscripts by legendary Scottish poet Robert Burns. The literary treasures uncovered also include a love letter, a handwritten manuscript of the song “Phillis the fair,” and a pencil manuscript of an early draft of “Ode to a Woodlark. You can join in […]

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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 next Thursday in a special event on “Chinese Literature in Translation” with Pathlight magazine. Last year, the journal’s editors compiled a Sinophone “20 Under 40″ list profiling twenty of the most promising young authors in the Chinese-speaking world. On the […]

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Literary Weekend at Atelier – Come Play With Words

Note: This event is off-site at Atelier, a French-style school dedicated to the study of the visual, literary and the performing arts, located in the heart of Sanlitun. Inspired by the French Radio Show on French Culture “Les Papous dans la tête,” this event is dedicated to lovers of words and literature as well as those who need to be pushed to […]

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Mo Yan’s Nobel Banquet Speech

Newly minted Nobel-laureate Mo Yan picked up his prize in Stockholm this past Monday. His speech will do little to appease his critics (including Salman Rushdie, who with typical applomb called Mo Yan a “patsy” of the regime). It neither criticized government censorship nor called for the release of fellow Nobel Laureate dissident Liu Xiaobo. […]

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The 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize Longlist

Drum roll please! The novels longlisted for the prestigious 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize are out. The list includes fifteen authors from nine different Asian countries. Special kudos to Chinese authors Sheng Keyi, of Northern Girls, and Tie Ning – The Bathing Women.  The winner will be announced on March 14th, 2013. Good luck! Full list: –         Goat Days – Benyamin (India) […]

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When Venus Transits the Sun: A Q & A with astronomer Richard Strom

Understanding Science is a new event series of scientific seminars for the general public, brought to you by The Institute of Physics (IOP), RSC and Euraxess: Researchers in Motion. This Wednesday, Richard Strom (NAOC, ASTRON & University of Amsterdam) discusses “When Venus Transits the Sun: Heroic efforts to observe a rare event.” This event is brought to you […]

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Become a Friend of the Festival

THE BOOKWORM LITERARY FESTIVAL 8-22 MARCH 2013 BEIJING, CHENGDU, CHONGQING, NINGBO, SHANGHAI, SUZHOU, TIANJIN 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. BLF is an independently funded festival, dedicated to bringing you the best writers and thinkers. Starting with a small […]

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The Bookworm International Literary Festival 2013 Design Competition

Who We Are The Bookworm International Literary Festival is a unique celebration of literature and ideas in China, programming 100 events across six cities, connecting over 70 Chinese and international writers and thinkers. Each year, the “look” of the festival reaches close to 100,000 people. If your design is chosen, your logo (or name) will […]

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