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  1. Calling all hot shots

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Duncan Jepson, Tim Cribb

    ... is not only the absence of a literary tradition in much of Asia, but that 'very few people can earn a living as a writer in Asia', says Nury Vittachi, editor of the Hong Kong literary journal Dim Sum, which is close to a tie-up with Jepson and Khan. Vittachi says Asia, which accounts for 63 per cent of the world's population, 'produces a negligible percentage ...

  2. Global Fung Shui Detective

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... Flora Wu Align your chi! Hong Kong's The Fung Shui Detective is going global. While novels in the comedy-crime series by local author Nury Vittachi are already bestsellers in Germany and Australia, more international publishers are beginning to show an interest. Filmmakers are also considering the movie rights. A former Post employee, Vittachi says he is thrilled, but dealing ...

  3. And the rest is history

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... proportions, two literary-minded Hongkongers, Sri Lanka-born journalist and author Nury Vittachi and Indonesian-Chinese novelist Xu Xi, made a 'horrible discovery'. Vittachi had noted ... of interest in Asian literary voices, both writers saw the need to redress this cultural imbalance. A determined Xu Xi moved to New York to network with Asian-American authors, and Vittachi went ...

  4. Budding writers answer call

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... accuracy and intangible magic. The judges include Martin Alexander for the poetry category, Nury Vittachi for fiction and Martha Keswick for non-fiction. The results will be announced on April 23. ...

  5. Tales of growing up

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI A book of short stories for teenagers will be launched on Monday to raise funds for deprived children in Hong Kong. Thomas Beckham Wang and Other Stories, published by Chameleon Press, is set in Hong Kong, mainland China, India and Vietnam. The stories are about the joys and pains of growing up. Authors include renowned Hong Kong-based writers Nury Vittachi (aka Sam Jam) ...

  6. Literature live

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Present Who Deborah Ellis, Nury Vittachi, Peter Osbourne (for children 9 years and above) Where Fringe Studio When 9am Price $60 The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators: ... Where Fringe When 10.30pm Price $80 Thrillers and Killers Who Nury Vittachi, Catherine Sampson and Dean Barrett Where Fringe Theatre When 12pm Price $60 Women in Publishing Society: Inner ...

  7. Classical musicians strike a serious note in fund-raising to promote sport for youth

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen Hong Kong guitarist Christopher Wong Man-kam and British-Chinese pianist Evelyn Chang played classical music while writer Nury Vittachi emceed at the Sports for Youth Foundation's fund-rasing party at the Island Shangri-La Hotel on Saturday night. Wong, who studied at Yale University School of Music and has performed with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, played ...

  8. Book lover revels in spreading the gospel of the printed word

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Suzanne Dennis

    ... Suzanne Dennis As managing director of online bookseller Paddyfield.com and co-organiser of the Hong Kong Literary Festival, Elaine Leung wants to ignite her passion for the printed word in others. Three years ago Ms Leung's love of books led her to accept an invitation from the literary festival's co-founders, Nury Vittachi and Jane Camens, to come on board and assist ...

  9. Read all about it

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Pico Iyer is one of the most accomplished in the genre. His wry humour meets the fast wit of Hong Kong's Nury Vittachi as the pair discuss Iyer's recent work. On the same bill, ...

  10. Participants

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Kaiser is a Hong Kong resident teacher and poet. His first collection, Food Court, was published in 2003. His work has been published in Canada, Britain, the US and Hong Kong. Leung Ping-kwan was born and raised in Hong Kong. His many identities i ...




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