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HKILF will be Live and Online with 70+ events, November 5-15, 2020

Posted: September 3rd, 2020 | No Comments »


香港國際文學節  第三輪作家公佈

With the two month countdown underway, we are excited to share another round of author announcements with you this week. HKILF will be a hybrid of live and online events this year, with more than 70 events taking place from 5th – 15th November. 

Crazy Rich Asians fans can log on to hear author Kevin Kwan talk about his latest novel, Sex and Vanity, a brilliantly funny comedy of manners set between two cultures and, of course, a love story. Also movie-related is a talk by Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee, whose new book illuminates her father’s life philosophies and presents them in tangible, accessible ways. Crime writer Ann Cleeves’ fiction may be best known through the television adaptations of her Vera and Shetland series. She will join us live from Forum Books in Northumberland to discuss the 9th Vera Stanhope novel, The Darkest Evening. Read on for more authors including International Editor, Channel 4 News, Lindsey Hilsum; journalist and China commentator Dexter Roberts; historian Elizabeth Sinn; scholar and designer Kai-yin Lo; travel writer Cameron Dueck; novelists David Vann and Eva Lau; author and baijiu aficionado Derek Sandhaus; and longstanding festival favourite Paul French.      

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. More news and announcements in the coming weeks! 

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