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Seven Taiwanese literary works featured at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

  • Date:2024-04-20~2024-04-21
Taiwanese literary works featured at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will take place on Apr. 20 and 21 at the University of Southern California. With a lineup boasting over 500 authors and a myriad of booths, the festival promises an exhilarating celebration of literature. Among the esteemed participants, the Taiwan Academy and the Tourism Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles will co-host booth No. 148, offering a captivating glimpse into Taiwanese culture and tourism.


Founded in 1996, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has stood as one of the largest literary gatherings in the United States, drawing in crowds of up to 150,000 attendees over a mere two days. This year, the Taiwan Academy is proud to present a carefully curated selection of seven Taiwanese literary works under the theme "Stories of Taiwan," shining a spotlight on Taiwan's rich history, cuisine, lifestyle, and indigenous heritage.  


Highlighted works include “The Boy from the Clearwater (來自清水的孩子),” recipient of the Roman Graphique at the Prix Émile Guimet de Littérature Asiatique; “Made in Taiwan (台灣製造),” a book with special coverage by the Los Angeles Times; “Puppet Flower: A Novel of 1867 Formosa (傀儡花),” a full-length historical novel; “The Song of Mountains, Forest, and Sea (山林與海之歌:台灣原住民神話系列英文版套書),” an enchanting compilation of famous Indigenous legends; and the children's books “Night Market Rescue (夜市奇緣),” “Papa's Little Truck (爸爸的小貨車),” and “This Is Not My Home (這不是我的家).” 

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