HKILF presents a rare opportunity to hear from historian and bestselling author Tara Westover, author of the inspirational memoir, Educated, about overcoming adversity and succeeding against the odds. She speaks directly to a Hong Kong audience about the meaning of education in different cultural contexts, and shares her personal struggle to reconcile her desire for education and autonomy with her desire to be loyal to her family. Educated has sold more than eight million copies worldwide and the Chinese edition sold over two million copies in 2020 and is currently the best-selling non-fiction book in China. Please note that the time of this event has been changed to 11:00 am on Saturday 24th July.
香港國際文學節為你帶來一個難得的機會，與歷史學家兼暢銷書作者Tara Westover見面。Tara Westover在作品《 你當像鳥飛往你的山》講述了自己對抗逆境並在艱難中取得成功的過程。她將在這次活動中直接與香港觀眾探討教育在不同文化中的意義，並分享她本人在嘗試平衡自己對教育和自主的渴望以及對家庭的順從時的內心掙扎。至今，《 你當像鳥飛往你的山》已售出逾8百萬冊。《 你當像鳥飛往你的山》的中文版於2020年售出了逾2百萬冊，現為中國最暢銷的非小說類作品。
Born in Idaho to a father who opposed public education, Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. In 2014 she was awarded a PhD from Cambridge University and she is now a senior research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Educated has sold more than eight million copies and been translated into 45 languages. For her staggering impact, TIME Magazine named Westover one of the 100 most influential people of 2018. The Chinese edition of Educated sold over two million copies in 2020 and is currently the best-selling non-fiction book in China.
Tara Westover出生於愛達荷州，她的父親反對公共教育。直至17歲，Tara Westover才初次踏入教室。至2014年，她獲劍橋大學頒發博士學位，現為哈佛肯尼迪學院的研究人員。至今，Educated已售出逾8百萬冊，並被翻譯成45種語言。為表揚她的貢獻，時代雜誌將Tara Westover列為2018年100的位最具影響力的人之一。中文版的Educated於2020年售出了逾2百萬冊，現為中國最暢銷的非小說類作品。