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.

Catherine Platt
Festival Director
Tel: (852) 2877 9797
James Chung
Accounting & Finance
Tel: (852) 2877 9770
Ann Barbara Chan
Operations Manager
Tel: (852) 2877 9770
Crystal Lau
Events Assistant
Tel: (852) 2877 9770


We are currently accepting summer internship applications (June to end of September 2021). 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 “2021 Summer 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.