American Literature

Books: Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink

Books: Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink


Saturday, 20 October, 2012, 11:34pm

Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story; Into Africa; Winter Journal

Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story; Into Africa; Winter Journal

Every Love Story is a Ghost Story

by D.T. Max

Brilliance Audio


23 Sep 2012 - 10:26am

Sworn sisters for eternity

After reading Lisa See's 2005 novel, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, co-producers Florence Sloan and Wendi Murdoch were inspired to adapt it for the cinema. Both felt an emotional connection to the novel, since they are both ethnic Chinese.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

BOOK (1989)

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan G.P. Putnam's Sons

On its release, Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club ignited a flowering of Asian-American writing on intergenerational themes, and a wave of interest in the genre that is still rippling through the world of publishing today.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

BOOK (1990)

Rabbit at Rest by John Updike Knopf

Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom is not just resting, he's frazzled. In the Pulitzer Prize-winning fourth part of the quartet about the fictional former high-school basketball star, Rabbit vegetates in Florida at the end of the 1980s - a time plagued by debt, Aids and terrorism.

9 May 2010 - 12:00am

BOOK (1980)


by Marilynne Robinson

(Faber and Faber)

Marilynne Robinson is no stranger to either praise or prizes. Her third novel, Home, recently won this year's Orange Prize for fiction, while her second, 2004's Gilead, earned her both the National Book Critics Circle award and the Pulitzr Prize for Fiction.

21 Jun 2009 - 12:00am



by Marilynne Robinson

Virago, HK$104

10 May 2009 - 12:00am

The reluctant celebrity

Spend even a few moments with Jhumpa Lahiri and you can sense her profound discomfort with her literary fame. But celebrity barged into the life of this softly spoken American-Bengali author the moment she took the Pulitzer Prize for her debut collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies, at the age of 32.

27 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Using the stage to highlight roles of race and ethnicity

New York

At the age of 22, David Henry Hwang's debut play Fresh Off the Boat opened at the Public Theatre in the East Village and gained him acclaim from audiences and critics.

He told The New York Times: 'I write plays to claim a place for Asian-Americans' - a quote that became the headline for his profile in the newspaper.

11 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Peony in Love

Peony in Love

by Lisa See

Bloomsbury, HK$181

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Saving Fish From Drowning

Saving Fish From Drowning

by Amy Tan

Harper Perennial, $72

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

The Fortress of Solitude

The Fortress of Solitude

by Jonathan Lethem

Faber $90

12 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

How to be Alone

How to be Alone

by Jonathan Franzen

4th Estate $124

2 May 2004 - 12:00am


Yuan Yang, the English literary journal published by the University of Hong Kong's English Department, is back. Students made the locally popular drink, yuan yang - a mixture of tea and coffee - symbolising the mix of creative works in the journal, at the launch this week. The latest issue contains poems by students.

12 May 2001 - 12:00am

Women's truth

The Vagina Monologues: The New Voice Theatre Company from Manila presents Eve Ensler's play, comprising lusty, outrageous, poignant and brave stories based on interviews with women (in English). This production features Monique Wilson (right). Not suitable for children. Today-February 3, 8pm. Shouson Theatre, Arts Centre. $170 Ticketek: 3128 8288.

1 Feb 2001 - 12:00am