The Beijing Bookworm — the city’s best known bookshop — holds its Literary Festival again from the 5th-19th of March 2010, and two Blacksmith authors are among the 70 writers taking part.

First, on Saturday 6th March, Graham Earnshaw will be talking about how many pairs of shoes he has worn out during his epic westward trek across the People’s Republic. His new book, The Great Walk of China, will be launched at the festival.

Then, on Monday 8th, Jack Leblanc — author of Business Republic of China — will be sharing his insights on how to square the differences between Chinese and Western business thinking. He’ll be in conversation with James Chau, newsreader from CCTV in Beijing.

Both Graham and Jack are Chinese-speakers with many years of residence in China, and plenty of stories to tell. Book your tickets — 50 RMB each, including a free drink — directly at the Bookworm.