Internationally celebrated (and Booker Prize-shortlisted) Sri Lankan novelist Romesh Gunesekera took part in the very first HKILF in 2001. We are delighted to welcome him back for our 20th edition to discuss his new novel, Suncatcher, a poignant coming-of-age story about difficult friendships and sudden awakenings set among the tumult of 1960s Sri Lanka, with one of the festival’s founders, Nury Vittachi. In ENGLISH, and available online 24 hours later with CHINESE subtitles.
Click here to buy Suncatcher from Festival bookseller, Bookazine.
享譽國際兼入圍布克獎的斯里蘭卡小說作家 Romesh Gunesekera 於2001年參加了第一屆HKILF。我們很高興歡迎他回來參加我們第20屆的文學節，與 ILF 創辦人Nury Vittachi討論他的新小說《Suncatcher》。這是一部深深打動人的小說，以青少年長大成熟為主題， 講述了1960年代斯里蘭卡動盪期間艱難的友誼和片刻頓悟的故事。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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Romesh Gunesekera is internationally acclaimed for his novels and short stories including the Booker-shortlisted Reef and Noontide Toll — a collection of stories that captured a vital moment in post-war Sri Lanka.
Nury Vittachi, born 2 October 1958 in Ceylon, is a journalist and author based in Hong Kong.