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 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)

 Aura Xilonen The Gringo Champion (2016)
 Claire Fuller

Swimming Lessons (2017)

Our Endless Numbered Days (2015)

 Duncan Clark

Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built (2016)

Burning Question: We can’t burn half the world’s oil, coal and gas (2013)

The Rough Guide to Green Living (2009)

 Hideo Yokoyama

Works translated into English:

Six Four《64》 (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)

 Hiromi Kawakami

The Briefcase (2012)

Strange Weather in Tokyo (2012)

The Nakano Thrift Shop (2016)

 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)

 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)

 Jade Chang The Wangs vs. the World (2016)
 Jonathan Fenby

Will China Dominate the 21st Century? (2014)

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

The History of Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power (2008)

 Jung Chang

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

Mao: The Unknown Story (2005)

Wild Swans (1992)

 Kamila Shamsie

A God in Every Stone (2014)

Burnt Shadows (2009)

Broken Verses (2005)

 Ken Liu

Novels and short stories:

The Paper Menagerie and other stories (2016)

The Walls of Storms (2016)

The Grace of Kings (2015)

Translation Works:

Death’s End  (2016)

The Three-Body Problem (2014)

Edited Anthology:

Invisible Planets (2016)

 Lijia Zhang

Lotus (2017)

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

 Madeleine Thien

Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016)

Dogs at the Perimeter (2011)

Certainty (2006)

 Min Jin Lee

Pachinko (2017)

Free Food for Millionaires (2007)

 Pankaj Mishra

Age of Anger: A History of the Present (2017)

A Great Clamour: Encounters with China and Its Neighbours (2013)

From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia (2012)

 Ruth Ware

The Lying Game (2017)

The Woman in Cabin 10 (2016)

In a Dark, Dark Wood (2017)

 Zohab Zee Khan I write (2015)



Local Authors:

 Agnes Lam (林舜玲)

Becoming poets: The Asian English Experience (2014)

A pond in the sky: Selected and new poems (2013)

 Alfie Bown

Advancing Conversations: Srećko Horvat – Subversion! (2017)

Enjoying It Candy Crush and Capitalism (2015)

 Antony Dapiran City of Protest (2017)
 Ben Bland (白傑明) Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow (2017)
 Chris Song(宋子江) Mirror me 《自噬之花》(2017)
 Dung Kai Cheung(董啟章)

The Age of Learning (2010)

Histories of Time (2007)

Works and Creations (2005)

 Jack Linchuan Qiu(邱林川)

Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition (2017)

Working-Class Network Society (2009)

Mobile Communication and Society: A Global Perspective (2006)

 Joshua Ip

Making Love with Scrabble Tiles (2013)

Sonnets from the Singlish (2012)

 Louise Ho (何少韻)

Incense Tree (2009)

New Ends, Old Beginnings (1997)

Local Habitation (1994)

Sheung Shui Pastoral (1977)

 Mary Jean Chan

Wet Nurse (2016)

One Breathe (2016)

 Michael O’Sullivan

The humanities and the Irish university: Anomalies and opportunities (2016)

Weakness: A Literary and Philosophical History (2012)

 Nicholas Y.B. Wong(黄裕邦)

Crevasse (2015)

Cities of Sameness (2012)

 Simon Chan Ho-kei (陳浩基)

The Borrowed (2017)

S.T.E.P. (2015)

The Man Who Sold the World (2011)

 Sreedhevi Iyer Jungle Without Water and Other Story (2017)
 Tammy Ho Lai-Ming (何麗明)

Twin Cities (2017)

Hula Hooping (2015)

 Xu Xi (許素細)

That Man In Our Lives (2016)

Habit of a Foreign Sky (2010)

Evanescent Isles (2008)

 Uncle Hung (雄仔叔叔) Are you Still Writing Poetry? (2017)

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