The Hong Kong International Literary Festival

2017 Festival 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 on 15 September.

International Authors:

Jade Chang The Wangs vs. the World (2016)
Jung Chang

Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China (2013)

Mao: The Unknown Story (2005)

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China  《鴻:三代中國女人的故事》(1991)

Duncan Clark Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built (2016)
Jonathan Fenby

The History of Modern France: From the Revolution to the War with Terror (2015)

Will China Dominate the 21st Century? (2014)

Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China Today, How it Got There and Where it is Heading (2012)

The Penguin History of Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present (2008)

Dealing with the Dragon: A Year in the New Hong Kong (2001)

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: Nazis, the CIA and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West (2010)

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

Hiromi Kawakami

Record of a Night Too Brief (Hebi wo fumu) (1996; English edition 2017)

The Nakano Thrift Shop (Furudōgu Nakano shōten) (2005; English edition 2016)

The Briefcase / Strange Weather in Tokyo (Sensei no kaban) (2001; English edition 2012)

Manazuru (2006; English edition 2010)

Zohab Khan I Write (2015)
Min Jin Lee

Pachinko (2017)

Free Food for Millionaires (2007)

Ken Liu

Novels and Short Stories:

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (2016)

The Wall of Storms (2016)

The Grace of Kings (2015)

Translation Works:

Death’s End 《三體3: 死神永生》 (2016)

The Three-Body Problem 《三體》(2014)

Edited Anthology:

Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation (2016)

Ian Rankin

Rather Be the Devil (2016)

Even Dogs in the Wild (2015)

The Complaints (2009)

Exit Music (2006)

Set in Darkness (2000)

Resurrection Men (2001)

Black and Blue (1997)

Knots and Crosses (1987)

Kamila Shamsie

Home Fire (2017)

A God in Every Stone (2014)

Burnt Shadows (2009)

Broken Verses (2005)

Kartography (2001)

Amy Tan

Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir (2017) (due for release in October)

The Valley of Amazement (2013)

Saving Fish from Drowning (2005)

The Bonesetter’s Daughter (2001)

The Hundred Secret Senses (1995)

The Kitchen God’s Wife (1991)

The Joy Luck Club (1989)

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 (2015)

Aura Xilonen The Gringo Champion (Campeón gabacho) (2015)
Hideo Yokoyama

Works translated into English:

Six Four《64》 (2012; English edition 2016)

Motive 《動機》(short story) (2000)

Works in Japanese and translated into Chinese:

Rinjō (Initial Response) 《臨場》 (2004)

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

Lijia Zhang

Lotus (2017)

‘Socialism is Great!’ A Worker’s Memoir of the New China (2008)

Local Authors:

Ben Bland
(白傑明)
Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow (2017)
Alfie Bown

The PlayStation Dreamworld (2017)

Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism (2015)

Chan Ho-kei
(陳浩基)

Works translated into English:

The Borrowed13.67 (2015; English edition 2017)

Works available only in Chinese:

In the Net 《網內人》 (2017)

S.T.E.P. (with 寵物先生) (2015)

The Man Who Sold the World 《遺忘.刑警》 (2011)

Mary Jean Chan

“Wet Nurse” (2016)

“One Breath” (2016)

Antony Dapiran City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong (2017)
Dung Kai-cheung
(董啟章)

Works available in English:

Cantonese Love Stories: Twenty-Five Vignettes of a City (2017)

Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City 《地圖集》 (1997; English edition 2012)

Works available only in Chinese:

The Age of Learning 《物種源始・貝貝重生之學習年代》(2010)

Histories of Time 《時間繁史‧啞瓷之光》(2007)

Works and Creations 《天工開物.栩栩如真》(2005)

Louise Ho
(何少韻)
Incense Tree: Collected Poems of Louise Ho (2009)
Tammy Ho Lai Ming
(何麗明)

Twin Cities (2017) (edited with Joshua Ip)

Hula Hooping (2015)

Joshua Ip

Twin Cities (2017) (edited with Tammy Ho Lai-Ming)

making love with scrabble tiles (2013)

sonnets from the singlish (2012)

Sreedhevi Iyer Jungle Without Water and Other Stories (2017)
Agnes Lam
(林舜玲)

Becoming Poets: The Asian English Experience (2014)

A Pond in the Sky: Selected and New Poems《天空之池:林舜玲詩選及新作》(2013)

Michael O’Sullivan

Academic Barbarism, Universities and Inequality (2016)

Weakness: A Literary and Philosophical History (2012)

Jack Linchuan Qiu
(邱林川)

Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition (2016)

Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China (2009)

Chris Song
(宋子江)
Mirror Me 《自噬之花》(2017)
Nicholas Y.B. Wong
(黄裕邦)

Crevasse (2015)

Cities of Sameness (2012)

Xu Xi
(許素細)

Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy for a City (2017)

That Man in Our Lives (2016)

Habit of a Foreign Sky (2010)

Evanescent Isles: From My City-Village (2008)

Yuen Che-hung
(阮志雄)
Weaving with Words 《繑絲邊》(2017)

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