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  1. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Funding withdrawn for Man Asian Literary Prize

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... publicly traded hedge-fund manager, and also sponsors the Man Booker Prize, which was awarded in London on Tuesday to British author Hilary Mantel. The Man Group's link to literature has ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., February 24, 2013

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... to raise queries [later]," Chan said.   Hilary Mantel The British author found herself under fire for her remarks about Prince William's wife, Catherine. Politicians, newspapers and the public slammed the double Man Booker Prize winner for her remarks on Middleton's slender figure and "plastic" smile. Mantel insisted her comments were misinterpreted and were ...

  3. Beyond Black

    Posted Nov 20th 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Compiled by Charmaine Chan Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel Harper Perennial, $128 Sometimes you just know a novel is going to be good by its premise. In the case of Beyond Black, it's ... talking in your ear, I'm sure it must be a lot darker and more uncomfortable,' Hilary Mantel says, explaining how the idea arrived for her 10th novel. Her seer, Alison, listens ...

  4. Take a bead on what to read

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hilary Mantel's sequel to Wolf Hall comes out in the autumn, as do novels by Michael Chabon (Telegraph Avenue) and John Banville, who drops his criminal alter ego Benjamin Black, and returns ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Transformers: Age of Extinction is a terrible film, but hilarious to watch as a Hongkonger

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:09pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... especially as a Hongkonger. Why? Because its second half takes place entirely in Hong Kong, and it is hilarious.  It's a well known fact that the Transformers  franchise prints money in China, ...

  6. Back to basic for Booker

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... is synonymous with South Africa, the remaining nominees- A.S. Byatt, Sarah Waters, Adam Foulds and Hilary Mantel- all live within striking distance of the capital. In addition, the shortlist contains ... readers or good reviews, it confirms that people are having the kind of experience from the book that you hoped they would.' Verdict: this year's Adiga? Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel ...

  7. The Lacuna

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver Faber and Faber HK$104 The Lacuna won the prestigious Orange Prize for fiction, beating out Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel and Lorrie Moore's A Gate for the Stars. It was some achievement, not least because The Lacuna had some big shoes to fill- Barbara Kingsolver's last book, The Poisonwood Bible, was a massive hit. Set ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Cameron woos Xi and Li with signed England soccer shirt, Murray racquet

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:37am by Angela Meng

    ... by Hilary Mantel and Julian Barnes. Along with the tennis racquet, Cameron also chose books as gifts for Li, who holds a doctoral degree in economics, including biographies of Margaret Thatcher, ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Can we believe the Security Bureau on Occupy Central?

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Howard Winn

    ... attempts the Securities and Futures Commission had finally nailed Andrew Mantel, the founder and chief executive of Pacific Sun Advisors. After our report that both Mantel and his company earlier ... Sun and Mantel were acquitted at a hearing in March last year after arguing that the advertisements fell within an exemption that applied to sales limited to professional investors. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEW

    Hong Kong Ballet's Don Quixote

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:23am by Natasha Rogai

    ... Lin and Naomi Yuzawa, a hilarious Gamache from Jonathan Spigner and an endearingly confused Don Quixote from Kostyantyn Keshyshev. The first night saw a splendid Basilio from Wei Wei- funny, ...




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