Young Readers Festival 2024
Every year the YRF invites writers and illustrators to present inspiring talks and workshops in schools across Hong Kong. This unique opportunity allows students to meet and interact with some of the world’s greatest storytellers.
Young Readers Festival School Programme 2024 includes various enlightening talks and workshops presented by 24 authors from Hong Kong and around the globe. This year, our lineup includes 2023 National Book Award winner and New York Times-bestselling author Dan Santat, 2023 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to children’s literature nominee Rashin Kheiriyeh, the internationally recognized journalist and activist from Eastern Ghouta, Syria Muhammad Najem, 2023 Best Middle-Grade Graphic Novel Sakura Award winner in Japan Alina Chau and other talented authors, who will bring inspiration to schools across Hong Kong. To find more or register, please view our YRF 2024 Brochure with booking forms.
Line-up for YRF 2024 includes:
Dan Santat 2023 National Book Award winner and New York Times-bestselling author
Jessixa Bagley 2016 SCBWI Golden Kite Award winner, 2016 Washington State Book Award winner
Rachel Ip author ambassador for Bring Me A Book Hong Kong, author of The Forgettery: A magical imaginative adventure
Jonathan Case Winner of Best Book of 2022 from National Public Radio, School Library Journal, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly
Cherie Dimaline Named a writer who has created one of the Best YA Books of All Time from TIME magazine, 2022 American Indian Library Association Honor Book winner
Alina Chau 2023 Best Middle-Grade Graphic Novel Sakura Award winner, 2018 Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Picture Book Honor winner