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.

Thursday, 10 April 2014 21:49

In a Man’s World…

Bookworm’s Truong takes a look at female writers who have published under male pseudoynms

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 20:18

A Passage to India

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.

Saturday, 25 January 2014 15:45

All the Men’s Horses…

All The Pretty Horses

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.

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 09:21

The Book Club

The Book Club

The month, Bookworm’s Truong runs down the Bookworm Book Club’s books of the year

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 05:25

Countries of the Mind

Book Buff - Countries of the Mind

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.

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