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.
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.