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Hong Kong International Literary Festival

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November 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

We are pleased to announce that our 20th anniversary edition will go ahead this year as a hybrid festival of live and online events. From 5th – 15th November we will present more than 70 events featuring writers and speakers from around the world. Join us to hear your favourite authors and discover new voices and ideas. 

The flexible hybrid format means people can attend no matter what the COVID-19 situation in November. We hope it will be possible for people to enjoy the festival atmosphere at our live events, and we are also offering a fantastic virtual line-up so that people can attend at home with their family, friends or book club.

Our 20th edition theme ‘Present Tense/Future Perfect’ explores in fiction and non-fiction how the world is responding to issues such as health, inequality and climate change, as well as possible future directions for humanity and the planet.

This year Hong Kong’s premier literary event includes two 2020 Booker Prize longlisted authors, Colum McCann and C Pam Zhang; Irish Fiction Laureate, Sebastian Barry; Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan, Vice-Chairman of Ogilvy, Rory Sutherland; Pulitzer Prize winners Jhumpa Lahiri and Jonathan Kaufman; poets Marilyn Chin, Mary Jean Chan and Srikanth Reddy; editor of The Atlantic David Frum; historians Rana Mitter, Julia Lovell, Thant Myint-U, Robert Bickers and William Dalrymple; authors and journalists Ananth Krishnan, Bob Davis, Lingling Wei, Barbara Demick, Christina Lamb and Lindsey Hilsum; regional authors Yan Ge, Zhang Yueran, Chen Si’an, Bae Suah, Nguyen Phan Que Mai, Li Kotomi and Jeremy Tiang. Additionally, there will be a vibrant group of Hong Kong writers and speakers including Christine Loh, Elizabeth Sinn, Chan Koonchung, Dorothy Tse, Kai-Yin Lo, Tammy Ho, Nicholas Wong, Eva Lau, Nury Vittachi, May Holdsworth, Christopher Munn, John Carroll, Kaitlin Chan and many more.

Read more about some of these authors below – and watch this space for more news and announcements in the coming weeks! 


在新冠肺炎的影響下,靈活的混合模式能讓更多參加者參與此次文學節。我們正在籌劃一些與本土作家合作的線下活動,希望屆時能讓參加者享受文學節的現場氣氛。與此同時,我們也將提供一系列精彩的線上活動,讓參加者與家人、朋友以及讀書會 能安在家中享受此次文學節。

我們第20屆文學節的主題 是 “此刻緊湊,展望完美“,以小說和記實文學形式探討了世界各地如何應對健康、不平等和氣候變化等問題,以及人類和地球未來的前境。

今年,香港首屈一指的文學盛會包括兩名入圍2020年布克獎的作家 Colum McCann 和 C Pam Zhang;愛爾蘭小說獎得主 Sebastian Barry;Crazy Rich Asians 的作家Kevin Kwan;Ogilvy 公司副主席Rory Sutherland;普利策獎得主 Jhumpa Lahiri 和Jonathan Kaufman;詩人 Marilyn Chin、Mary Jean Chan 和 Srikanth Reddy;《大西洋》的編輯 David Frum ; 歷史學家 Rana Mitter、Julia Lovell、Thant Myint-U、Robert Bickers和 William Dalrymple;作者和記者 Ananth Krishnan、Bob Davis、Lingling Wei、Barbara Demick、Christina Lamb 和 Lindsey Hilsum;地區作家 Yan Ge、Zhang Yueran、Chen Si’an、Bae Suah、Nguyen Phan Que Mai、Li Kotomi 和 Jeremy Tiang。此外,還將有一群充滿活力的香港作家和演說家,包括 Christine Loh、Elizabeth Sinn、Chan Koonchung、Dorothy Tse、Kai-Yin Lo、Tammy Ho、Nicholas Wong、Eva Lau、Nury Vittachi、May Holdsworth、Christopher Munn、John Carroll、Kaitlin Chan 等。

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