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Truong Bookworm

Truong Bookworm

Truong comes from a family of fisher folk and has been the owner manager of the Bookworm since 2006. Apart from being a book-o-phile he loves to explore Vietnam by bicycle and motorbike. His latest travel passion is tracing the contours of the Vietnamese coastline on foot. He’s also a sustainability fan and has a green home with a rooftop garden near the Duong River.

Monday, 17 July 2017 04:58

Food Glorious Food

If I ever get around to writing my Vietnamese novel it will ooze with snippets about food. Foremost it will mention my most memorable sweet treat; hot sugarcane fished from a drum of steaming ginger syrup on a freezing night on a mountain track above Bac Me where, with a huddle of villagers, we squat around a fire and gnaw.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 07:22

Real Picture Books are Best

There’s a lot of interest right now in pediatrics in figuring out how electronic media affects young kids’ brains, learning styles and habits — especially toddlers who are attempting to get a handle on spoken language. There is also ongoing interest in how relationships with good books and stories affects their cognitive and social growth.

Saturday, 01 April 2017 16:30

Two Remarkable Books from 2016

One of these is Look by Iranian born American poet, Solmaz Sharif.

Monday, 27 February 2017 07:31

History Through Irish Eyes

Robert McCrum, critic for the Observer, wrote of Sebastian Barry’s latest novel: “Some novels sing from the first line, with every word carrying the score to a searing climax, and Days Without End is such a book.”

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 08:10

Man’s Best Friend

This month Bookworm’s Truong looks at books that focus on dogs

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