Hong Kong Book Fair 2016 highlights
The Hong Kong Book Fair’s theme this year is Chinese Martial Arts Literature, the kind that inspired Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. There is a dedicated zone in the Art Gallery showcasing cultural and historical artifacts, publications and photographs illustrating the development of Chinese martial arts literature. The eight highlighted authors include the likes of Jin Yong, Gu Long and Liang Yu Sheng.
A veteran local journalist and author, Mark O’Neill is a former correspondent for the South China Morning Post. O’Neill has written six books on the history of China and talks about his latest, The Miraculous History of China’s Two Palace Museums, which details how artefacts from Beijing’s Palace Museum found their way to Taipei before the Communist victory in 1949.
A Hong Kong native born to an English father and Chinese mother, Sarah Howe’s first collection of poetry, last year’s Loop of Jade, won the TS Eliot Prize and The Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award. Howe comes to the Hong Kong Book Fair to discuss her poetry, which explores the author’s dual heritage and return to Hong Kong in search of her roots.