School Bookclubs

We are working with publishers to provide schools with some free copies of selected suitable titles which can be discussed in bookclubs in return for reviews. We encourage pupils, or teachers, to write reviews of the books they have read and we will publish them on our website.

For some top tips about how to set up a bookclub in your school, from an experienced teacher, read our blog interview with Theresa Munford, an experienced teacher who has set one up in her school, with some truly fantastic results.

This strand of our project officially launched on Oct 24th, at a special event with author Lin Man-Chiu 林满秋 and translator Helen Wang. Lin Man-Chiu was our featured author for October, and we are delighted to announce that she is also our author ambassador for this project.

In the meantime, below are some reviews from our schools and partners in the Reading Chinese project.

Katharine Carruthers of the IOE explains why Helen Wang's translation of Lin Man-chiu's novel is an excellent choice for school bookclubs, and two reviewers from Chobham Academy's Reading Chinese Bookclub give their responses to the book.
A brilliant review from St Gregory's Bookclub of Cao Wenxuan's prize-winning novel, trans by Helen Wang
St Gregory's Bookclub reviews Chang Ying-tai's novel, trans by Darryl Sterk