HK International Literary Festival Launches Nov 5th

Posted by rstacey 21 days ago



Hong Kong International Literary Festival Launches Tomorrow

Hong Kong International Literary Festival Launches Tomorrow (Hong Kong – 4 November) Hong Kong International Literary Festival’s 20th edition programme will run at venues around the city, and on the festival’s digital platform for ten days from 5 -15 November 2020.
The Festival showcases local creative talent, from fiction writers and poets, to filmmakers and artists, while also bringing best-selling authors like Kevin Kwan, Colum McCann, and Jhumpa Lahiri to Hong Kong audiences via digital platforms.
The extensive programme which kicks off tomorrow offers 75 events featuring a stellar line-up of more than 120 local, regional and international authors. Topics range from evolution to the post-pandemic world, the history of baijiu to the future of food, with something for every interest. Speakers over the first weekend include film-maker Ray Yeung, Australian author Benjamin Law, US political pundit David Frum, food writer and chef Fuchsia Dunlop, Irish fiction laureate Sebastian Barry, Wall Street Journal reporters Bob Davis and Lingling Wei, foreign correspondent Christina Lamb and many more.
“With 15 live, 31 virtual and 21 hybrid events, our flexible programme allows you to curate your own experience,” says Festival Director Catherine Platt. “Look out for a series of free online events run with venue partner Asia Society, many of them in Chinese, and check out our live events with local writers and performance groups. The hybrid model is something we are excited about in particular – authors will be livestreamed at Tai Kwun and Asia Society, and while this is different from a live appearance, it is still a thrill to interact, ask questions and be part of an audience – something we have all missed this year.”
More accessible than ever before, many events throughout the 10-day festival are free, whilst a festival pass provides access to 52 online events for only HK$500. Visit HKILF for more information about HKILF and this year’s lineup.


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