The Hong Kong International Literary Festival

2017 Reading List

Reading List

Read up on authors featured in the 2017 Hong Kong International Literary Festival! Limited copies are available in Bookazine’s stores across Hong Kong. You can find more information on their store locations here.

Tickets for Festival events will go on sale in September.

International Authors:

Amy Tan





Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir (2017)

Saving Fish from Drowning (2005)

The Hundred Secret Senses (1995)

The Kitchen God’s Wife (1991)

The Joy Luck Club (1989)

Claire Fuller


Swimming Lessons (2017)

Our Endless Numbered Days (2015)

Ian Johnson


The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao (2017)

A Mosque in Munich: Nazi, the CIA, and the Muslim Brotherhood in the West (2010)

Wild Grass: Three Stories of Change in Modern China (2004)

Jade Chang The Wangs vs. the World (2016)

Min Jin Lee


Pachinko (2017)

Free Food for Millionaires (2007)

Hideo Yokoyama






Works translated into English:

Six Four64 (2012)

Motive 《動機》(2000)

Works in Japanese and translated into Chinese:

Rinjō (Initial Response) 《臨場》 (2004)

Han’ochi (Half a Confession) 《半自白》(2002)

Ian Rankin





Even Dogs in the Wild (2015)

Saints of the Shadow Bible (2013)

The Complaint (2009)

Black and Blue (1997)

Knots and Crosses (1987)

Kamila Shamsie



A God in Every Stone (2014)

Burnt Shadows (2009)

Broken Verses (2005)

Madeleine Thien



Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016)

Dogs at the Perimeter (2011)

Certainty (2006)

Ruth Ware



The Lying Game (2017)

The Woman in Cabin 10 (2016)

In a Dark, Dark Wood (2017)

Local Authors:

Ho-Kei Chan



The Borrowed (2017)

S.T.E.P. (2015)

The Man Who Sold the World (2011)

Tammy Ho Lai-Ming

Twin Cities (2017)

Hula Hooping (2015)

Nicholas Wong


Crevasse (2015)

Cities of Sameness (2012)

Louise Ho




Incense Tree (2009)

New Ends, Old Beginnings (1997)

Local Habitation (1994)

Sheung Shui Pastoral (1977)

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