• Sun
  • Dec 21, 2014
  • Updated: 9:11am

Doretta Lau

Reluctant heroine

South Korean writer Shin Kyung-sook is experiencing a watershed year in her career. The 49-year-old rocketed to international fame in March, when she became the first woman to win the Man Asian Literary Prize for her novel, Please Look After Mother.

Sunday, 17 June, 2012, 12:00am

Reluctant heroine

South Korean writer Shin Kyung-sook is experiencing a watershed year in her career. The 49-year-old rocketed to international fame in March, when she became the first woman to win the Man Asian Literary Prize for her novel, Please Look After Mother.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Jenny Pat

LOVE OF KNOWLEDGE I grew up in Vancouver. I was born in Hong Kong, but moved to Canada in 1996. I used to study philosophy. I was a bit of a weird kid. I was reading Aristotle and dialectics and stuff like that when I was 17, 18. My mom said I couldn't read that stuff because it would fry me and make me into one of those depressive people.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

The exhibitionist

A touring retrospective, 'The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk' premiered at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts last year, has since travelled to the Dallas Museum of Art and is now showing at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Chen Man

SIMPLE PLEASURES I was born in Mongolia. My parents went there because of the Cultural Revolution. When I was [a year old], we moved to Beijing and that's where I grew up, in a typical hutong near Tiananmen Square. Everyone was simple. Every family had one bicycle. It was the most important thing, the bicycle. Nobody had a watch. When we were kids we would paint a watch on our wrists for fun.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Discussion points

The highlights

English-language novelists, poets, historians and non-fiction writers will discuss their works at the Hong Kong Book Fair in a series of public talks. Register at hkbookfair.hktdc.com. All sessions at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, unless otherwise noted.

July 20

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The Fifties

5/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong Tel: 2523 0238

26 May 2011 - 12:00am