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November 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
JC Cube, Tai Kwun

Hong Kong Digital Noir 香港黑色數碼

Chan Ho-Kei’s The Borrowed was one of the most acclaimed international crime novels of recent years. His latest novel, Second Sister, is a tale of cyberbullying and revenge, about a woman on the hunt for the truth about her sister’s death. Refusing to believe her sister Siu Man’s death was suicide, Nga-Yee contacts a hacker known only as N.— an expert in cybersecurity and manipulating human behavior, to investigate. What follows is a cat and mouse game through Hong Kong and its digital underground, featuring an online gossip platform, tech entrepreneurs, high school students and the markets and noodle shops of Sai Wan. He talks with author Eva Lau, author of Tongueless, about exploring social pressures, mental health and the darker sides of the digital world in fiction. In CANTONESE with interpretation into English. 

Click here to buy books in English by Chan Ho-Kei from Festival bookseller, Bookazine. Click here to buy Tongueless.

陳浩基的小說 《13.67》是近年來最受讚譽的國際犯罪小說之一。 他的最新小說《網內人 講述了一個網絡欺凌和復仇的故事,故事講述一名婦女尋找有關其姊姊死亡的真相。 阿怡拒絕相信姊姊小雯的死是自殺為原因,並與一名僅被稱為N.的黑客(網絡安全和操縱人類行為的專家)接觸,以進行調查。 接下來是在香港及其地下網絡進行的貓和老鼠遊戲,其中包括一個在線的八卦平台,技術企業家,高中生以及西灣的市場和麵條店。 作者與《失語》的作者劉綺華討論小說中有關社會壓力、精神健康和網絡世界的黑暗面等議題。



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Chan was born and raised in Hong Kong.

Lau Yee-Wa (Chinese: 劉綺華) is a Hong Kong novelist.