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The BookWrom

BEIJING BookWrom:Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road, Chao Yang District, Beijing

At The Bookworm, we’re serious about literature. The resources room is entirely dedicated to helping you find whatever you need on all things literary. We add to it constantly and encourage you to send us other links you find useful.


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Literary Links

  • John Pomfret
• Liz Niven   • Yiyun LI
• Catherine Sampson   • Lily Brett
• Qiu Xiaolong   • Hari Kunzru
• Roy Kesey   • Adam Williams
• Penguin
• Randomhouse
• Pan Macmillan
• Columbia University Press
• Oxford University Press
  • Taschen
• Harper Collins
• Periplus
• Constable & Robinson
Cultural and Literary Organisations:
– A network of Chinese writers and translators
– Chinese literary resources
– Online magazine of international literature
– Worldwide organisation dedicated to freedom of speech
– Chinese literary organisation
– American resource on Chinese literature
– Scottish arts funding and development body
– British organisation remitted to promote British culture abroad, including in China
– Annual prize for Asian fiction
– Quarterly literary review of new Pan-Asian writing
China Internet Blogs and Resources in English:
– Media and advertising in China
– China blog
– China blog
– Online version of the monthly listings magazine
– Online version of the monthly listings magazines
– Tirelessly updated English translations from across the Chinese media
– Shanghai based marketing and media monitoring site

Information for Press

Looking for a Bookworm speaker, or details of our event programmes? Please contact us here with all media enquiries.

Information For Prospective Speakers and Performers

If you are interested in talking or performing at The Bookworm, we’d love to hear from you, Click here to email us your short introduction as follows.

We invite you to supply us with a summary of your talk or programme, ideally accompanied by a sample copy of your book. Timing is crucial in order for us to arrange your event, order book stock, and to successfully market your event. We generally prepare schedules at least 6 weeks ahead of each event, so make sure you contact us well in advance.

All our events are tailored to the specific topic at hand. However, as a general guide, talks begin at 7.30pm in the evening, and last around an hour. We advise speakers to present for around 40 minutes, leaving 20 minutes for our (extremely astute) audiences to ask questions. We invite all our visiting authors to participate in book signings following each event.

Events held at The Bookworm at no charge to the speaker are those which we have deemed to be directly in line with the tastes and interests of our community. From time to time we host events outside of our core focus. Where those talks have a commercial aspect, we need to let our customers know, and brand the talks appropriately. If your event is of a commercial nature, please expect a hire fee accordingly. We are committed to never spamming our audiences!

Bookworm Writers’ Residency Programme

Every year we invite writers from around the world to participate in our Writers’ Residency Programmes. Based in either, or all of, Beijing, Chengdu and Suzhou, resident writers are invited to devise projects engaging with China, be it on a cultural, historical or environmental basis. We invite proposals from writers from all walks of life, but preference is given to those able to demonstrate a direct benefit to The Bookworm community in whichever location they are based. Please see our Chengdu site for details of our 2008 resident writer, James Stuart, whose visit to The Bookworm was made possible with the support of Asialink Australia. view all

Employment / Volunteers / Internship Opportunities

There are lots of ways to become involved with The Bookworm, whether as an employee, an intern or a volunteer. Please mail us with your resume and keep checking our website for details of specific opportunities. Right now, we’re looking for PART TIME EVENT STAFF: BEIJING. Please mail us for more information.

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