The Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Ian Rankin to attend the 2017 HKILF

Ian Rankin, Hideo Yokoyama, Kamila Shamsie and Madeleine Thien join the literary line-up.

(Hong Kong, 2 August 2017) — The Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF) today announces its second round line-up of authors to be featured in the 17th edition of its annual Festival, which runs from 3 to 12 November 2017.

Crime writing will be a key strand of the 2017 programme and the Festival is delighted to feature Ian Rankin, one of the most acclaimed authors of the genre. Rankin is famous for his Rebus novels and this year marks the 30th anniversary of Inspector Rebus’ debut in print. Celebrated Japanese novelist Hideo Yokoyama made waves worldwide with his crime thriller Six Four, the first of his books to be translated into English. It sold over a million copies in six days in Japan.

Bestselling British writer Ruth Ware will participate to coincide with the release of her third psychological thriller, The Lying Game. Ware’s second novel, The Woman in Cabin 10, is currently on the New York Times bestsellers list for the twenty-sixth week running. Joining the international line-up is Hong Kong’s very own award-winning crime writer, Chan Ho-kei. He received the Soji Shimada Award, the biggest mystery award for writing in Chinese, in 2011 with The Man Who Sold the World. The film rights to his 2014 novel The Borrowed has been sold to director Wong Kar-wai.

Two more leading female novelists will be making an appearance at the Festival. Kamila Shamsie was recently long-listed for The Man Booker Prize with her newest novel Home Fire. Her other works, including Burnt Shadows and A God in Every Stone, have led the writer to receive numerous literary awards and nominations. Canadian short story and novelist Madeleine Thien was short-listed for The Man Booker Prize last year with Do Not Say We Have Nothing. The novel won the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2016.

The Festival’s November programme will also put a spotlight on Hong Kong poetry with appearances from Nicholas Wong, winner of the Hong Kong Young Artist Award in the literary arts in 2016, and Louise Ho, one of Hong Kong’s leading contemporary poets in English. Poet, editor and translator Tammy Ho Lai-Ming returns to HKILF with new works and perspectives to share.

HKILF’s full author line-up for 2017 will be released in August. Stay tuned for more announcements!


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HKILF, founded in 2001, is an annual event held over ten days each autumn, featuring established and emerging writers from around the world in an extensive programme that includes discussions, literary lunches and dinners, workshops, lectures, debates, book signings and readings. We are proud to host writers from all over the world, in a variety of genres, and at all stages in their careers, from Nobel laureates to debut authors.

HKILF is organised and coordinated by Hong Kong International Literary Festival Limited, a non-profit, charitable literary arts organisation that also manages the annual Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival.


English Media
Phillipa Milne, Festival Manager
Tel: (852) 2877 9797

Chinese Media
Jacqueline Leung, Assistant Manager
Tel: (852) 2877 9770

Photo credit 
Hideo Yokoyama: Bungeishunju Ltd | Kamila Shamsie: Zain Mustafa

With thanks to British Airways for their support in bringing Ian Rankin and Ruth Ware to Hong Kong and to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Hong Kong for their support in bringing Kamila Shamsie to Hong Kong.

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Ian Rankin、橫山秀夫、Kamila Shamsie、Madeleine Thien將於十一月抵港

(香港,2017年8月2日) — 香港國際文學節今天公佈第二輪作家陣容。第十七屆香港國際文學節將於11月3日至12日舉行,國際著名作家Ian Rankin、橫山秀夫、Kamila Shamsie及Madeleine Thien將應邀出席。

犯罪小說是今屆主題之一,大會有幸邀請到當代著名犯罪小說作家Ian Rankin(伊恩·藍欽)出席。今年是Rankin的代表作《雷博思探長》系列出版三十週年,該系列目前被翻譯成22種語言,並佔據各國暢銷書榜。另外,橫山秀夫亦會現身分享其寫作心得。橫山秀夫是日本最受歡迎的犯罪小說作家之一,新推出的第六部作品《64》,於日本發行後首六天已售出逾一百萬本。

暢銷英國犯罪小說作家Ruth Ware亦將出席今屆活動。她的第二部犯罪小說《The Woman in Cabin 10》已連續26週名列《紐約時報》暢銷書榜,今年亦推出新作《The Lying Game》。在港土生土長的獲獎犯罪小說作家陳浩基也一同出席,2011年以 《遺忘.刑警》獲「島田莊司推理小說獎」第一名。

除了上述犯罪小說作家之外,還有兩位著名女作家受邀出席。Kamila Shamsie最近以新作《Home Fire》獲列入2017年布克獎候選名單。Shamsie的其他小說包括《Burnt Shadows》及《A God in Every Stone》,作品屢獲文學獎項。

加籍華僑小說及散文作家Madeleine Thien(鄧敏靈)去年以代表作《不要說我們一無所有》入圍布克獎候選名單。該小說同時獲得2016年吉勒獎。







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梁婉揚(Jacqueline Leung)
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攝影  橫山秀夫: Bungeishunju Ltd | Kamila Shamsie: Zain Mustafa

特此鳴謝英國航空贊助Ian Rankin及Ruth Ware,以及巴基斯坦駐香港領事館贊助Kamila Shamsie出席香港國際文學節。

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