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July 24, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Be Your Own Hero: Educated by Tara Westover | 自創英雄:Tara Westover《垃圾場長大的自學人生》

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.

Tara Westover will be joining virtually. This event will be available to view on Crowdcast until 24 August. Chinese subtitles will be added by 30 July. 

Moderated by: Ravi Mattu
Ravi Mattu is the deputy Asia news editor of the Financial Times, helping to oversee the paper’s coverage of the Asia-Pacific region. Since joining the FT in 2000, he has held a number of senior positions including: Tech Editor, Acting Editor of the FT Weekend Magazine and Editor of Business Life, the management section of the FT. Prior to joining the FT, he was a senior editor at Prospect Magazine, and began his career at Harper’s Magazine.

香港國際文學節為你帶來一個難得的機會,與歷史學家兼暢銷作者Tara Westover見面。在其振奮人心的回憶錄《垃圾場的自主人生》中,Westover憶述了自己如何對抗逆境,並在艱難中取得成功。Westover將在是次活動中與香港觀眾對話交流,探討教育在不同文化環境下的意義,並分享自己在嘗試平衡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,《垃圾場的自主人生》已在全球售出逾八百萬冊,中文版更是在2020年售出了逾二百萬冊,成為現時中國最暢銷的非小說類作品。

Tara Westover將會以線上模式演講。

主持:Ravi Mattu
Ravi Mattu是《金融時報(Financial Times)》亞洲新聞副總編輯,負責審校有關亞太地區的報道。他在2000年加入FT團隊,擔任過一系列高級職務,包括技術編輯,《金融時報週末版(FT Weekend Magazine)》代理總編,以及FT金融管理主題板塊“Business Life”總編。在加入FT之前,他是《Prospect Magazine》的高級總編,而他的職業生涯從《Harper’s Magazine》開始。

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Born in Idaho to a father who opposed public education, Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. She is now a senior research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her book, Educated has sold more than eight million copies and been translated into 45 languages.