Souvenirs and memories: this month Bookworm’s Truong looks at books that capture a moment in the life of Vietnam
From joy to pleasure to epicureans, this month Bookworm’s Truong gets philosophical
Bookworm’s Truong takes a look at female writers who have published under male pseudoynms
We get a lot of India-philes through our stores, readers who just can’t get enough of the good quality literature about the subcontinent. A lot have been introduced by authors native to India, particularly those that have won Booker Prizes like Midnight’s Children, The God of Small Things, The Inheritance of Loss and The White Tiger. Others have fallen in love between the numerous pages of A Fine Balance or A Suitable Boy. Many more were recently seduced by award winning movies such as Slumdog Millionaire and The Life of Pi.
It’s the beginning of the Year of the Horse so it seems right and proper to concentrate on that animal as it gallops through great literature. Here are a few of the most notable examples.
The month, Bookworm’s Truong runs down the Bookworm Book Club’s books of the year
A lot of readers were probably hoping that Haruki Murakami would win this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature mainly because his output is immediately readable and popular. However the various reviewers at Bookworm are over the moon that this year our favourite author got the nod in Stockholm. At the venerable age of 82, and just after she’d announced that she was retiring from writing, Canadian Alice Munro was the perfect choice.
This month, Bookworm’s Truong explores the fictional places that books have made real