Day to day operations of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival are managed by a small team. The staff work to bring the much beloved annual Young Readers Festival and International Literary Festivals to life, alongside Off-Festival events during other times in the year.

Soo Jung HYUN
Festival Director

Soo Jung grew up in Hong Kong where she spent many happy hours indulging her appetite for great books at the City Hall Public Library. Growing up she would have loved to meet writers, which is why she feels so fiercely about the work the festival does. She’s currently enjoying The Checklist by the American surgeon Atul Gawande and Korean American by Eric Kim, the New York Times food writer.

Ann Barbara CHAN
Operations Manager

Ann enjoys rereading and rewatching cherished books, manga and movies. She also has a fondness for art, illustrating, and discussions around surviving zombie apocalypses.
Her favourite books are: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis.

Zoe XU
Events Assistant

Zoe is on her way to acquire an analytical mind, but at present remains a romantic at heart. That’s why she will always find peace in going back to her favourite Jean Rhys and Eileen Chang after frantically marathoning a romance series. Her other interests include nerding out about literary translation, frequenting the cinema, and sky-watching.
Her recent favourite book is Love in the Time of Cholera, but The Bell Jar holds a special place in her heart.


We are currently accepting autumn internship applications (September to end of December 2022). Interns get to work directly with the whole team and are a valued part of our organisation. During their time with the Festival, interns will gain insight into literature and arts management, assisting with tasks ranging from editing, marketing and PR to event coordination.

Our interns are an important and valued part of our team, assisting with tasks ranging from editing to event coordination. Internships are available on a part-time or full-time basis and are unpaid.

If you are a student or a recent graduate and are interested in becoming an intern at HKILF, please email a cover letter and your resume to with “2022 Autumn Internship Application” in the subject line.

If you are no longer a student but are interested in volunteering for us on a regular basis, please see our volunteers page for more information.