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November 08, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Narrative Medicine 故事·良藥

“In fiction, we can take what was ugliest in our lives and transform it into something beautiful, and we can also do something very close to raising the dead,” David Vann wrote in reference to his first work of fiction, Legend of a Suicide, in which he reimagined the final days of his father’s life. It’s a subject he returns to in his latest novel, Halibut on the Moon, which depicts a man grappling with deep depression. The author talks with Fionnuala McHugh about his latest novel, his body of work and writing as therapy for bereavement.  In ENGLISH, and available online 24 hours later with CHINESE subtitles. 

This event is supported by the U.S. Consulate General of Hong Kong and Macao. 

Click here to buy David Vann’s books from Festival bookseller, Bookazine. 

David Vann在談到他的第一部小說《Legend of a Suicide》時寫道:在小說中,我們可以將生活中最醜陋的事物轉變成美麗的事物,還可以做些接近復活死者的事情。 他在小說中重新構想了父親一生的最後日子。 在他的最新小說《Halibut on the Moon》中亦談到了這一主題,描寫了一個深陷抑鬱症的人。 他與Fionnuala McHugh 進行交談,後者講授及以醫學角度敘事。他們會談及David Vann的最新小說作品和寫作如何作如何緩解喪親之哀。節目以英語進行, 中文字幕將於24小時後提供在線上觀看。


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Published in 23 languages, David Vann’s internationally-bestselling books have won 14 prizes, including best foreign novel in France and Spain, and appeared on 83 Best Books of the Year lists in a dozen countries.

Fionnuala McHugh is a freelance journalist who has lived in Hong Kong since 1993.