I'm back from a very cool long weekend in Shanghai. I stayed with my awesome writer friend and went to the Shanghai Literary Festival. Needless to say, I spotted lots of books. I'll do longer write-ups of a few of the events this week, but I'll just tell you that I spotted American Wheels, Chinese Roads by Michael Dunne, Otherland by Maria Tumarkin, Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick, and The Beautiful and the Damned by Siddhartha Deb at the authors' events.
The Literary Festival took place in the Glamour Bar at M on the Bund. The literary crowd spent the time leading up to the events reading Kindles and newspapers and chatting about the other events they had seen. I spotted two women reading Kindles in the airport on my way home. I also spotted a man reading Alan Sugar's What You See Is What You Get. Earlier in the week in Hong Kong I spotted a girl reading Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire and three people reading Chinese books.
What are people reading in your town? Have you met any cool authors lately?