We’re proud to announce that The Bookworm International Literary Festival has met with the directors of four other major international literary festivals to create The Word Alliance - an exciting collaborative initiative. The Word Alliance is a platform for artistic collaboration, and the exchange of literature and ideas. It will also include an international touring programme for authors.

The Word Alliance so far includes The Bookworm International Literary Festival, Beijing-Chengdu-Suzhou, The International Literature Festival in Berlin, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival and the International Festival of Authors in Toronto. We are thrilled about joining The Word Alliance, which will help bring new writers to China and take new Chinese writers abroad.