Upcoming Summer Events – Authors Live and Livestreamed to Hong Kong Audiences

June 01, 2021

The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370

01:20am, 8 March 2014. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying 239 passengers, disappeared into the night, never to be seen or heard from again. Le Monde journalist Florence de Changy closely documented the chaotic international investigation that followed, uncovering more questions than answers. Join her for an in-depth discussion of the one of the most troubling mysteries of recent memory.

Money Games: The Inside Story of How American Dealmakers Saved One of Korea’s Iconic Banks

HKILF presents an evening with celebrated author and private equity investor Weijian Shan, to hear the inside story of one of the most successful buyout deals ever: the acquisition and turnaround of what used to be Korea’s largest bank by the American firm Newbridge Capital. As the chief architect of the deal itself, Shan takes readers inside the battle to win control of the bank in a captivating story of high-stakes money-making.

Monkey King: A Hero for the Ages with Neil Gaiman and Julia Lovell

Hong Kong International Literary Festival presents a unique opportunity to hear one of the world’s top fantasy writers, Neil Gaiman, speaking with esteemed historian and translator Julia Lovell. To celebrate the new Penguin Classics translation of Journey to the West by Julia Lovell, the two will discuss how Monkey King has influenced fantasy writers through the ages and inspired adaptations across multiple genres from literature and film to cartoons and pop culture.

Introducing A New Asian Superhero, Monkey Prince! With Gene Luen Yang and Bernard Chang 

Bestselling author Gene Luen Yang and illustrator Bernard Chang unveil the latest Asian superhero, Monkey Prince, in the lead story in the DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero
Edition. In this original story, a new superhero emerges as Monkey Prince battles and teams up with Shazam to defeat both the evil Dr. Sivana and a Chinese deer demon spirit.

Educated: Tara Westover in Conversation 

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.