The rumours are true.

The Bookworm International Literary Festival 2011 Prologue
January 26- 29, 2011

Join us for a special preview of the 2011 festival. We’re hosting three talks to warm you up for the main event in March.

Tickets go on sale exclusively at The Bookworm, January 1, 2011.

Wednesday, January 26, 7:30pm
Heartbreaking Work -
in conversation with Dave Eggers
150 rmb
The Bookworm Beijing

Join us to hear American writer, publisher and philanthropist Dave Eggers on his expansive literary career and inspiring writing initiatives. Eggers’ first book, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Since then he’s written more fiction and non-fiction works, including You Shall Know Our Velocity, What is the What, and Zeitoun.

Thursday, January 27, 7:30pm
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk -
a reading with David Sedaris
150 rmb
The Bookworm Beijing

David Sedaris falls somewhere between America’s finest humorist, writer, comedian, and radio performer. Known for his observations of the every day and mundane, polished into perfect anecdotes, Sedaris’ sardonic wit and antic satire has made his books best-sellers and his live performances packed stadiums with twenty-somethings, grandparents, teenagers and their teachers. Join us at The Bookworm for a special chance to experience his live performance with his just-so comic timing and inimitable delivery.

Saturday, January 29, 7:30pm
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk -
a reading with David Sedaris
150 rmb
Location TBD

Miss David Sedaris at The Bookworm? Catch him for an encore reading. Location TBD.

  • The Bookworm International Literary Festival 2011

    4-18 March 2011

    We'll be announcing our 2011 programme during our special festival teaser, The Prologue, January 26-29, 2011. Until then, happy reading!

  • Xiong Liang

    Chinese writer and illustrator Xiong Liang shared his insight into creating his magical books for children at our 2010 festival.

  • Louise Welsh and Paul French

    Scottish crime writer Louise Wesh chatting with Paul French about her latest book, Naming the Bones, at our 2010 festival