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HK's Literary Festival promises a wealth of talks and readings by top authors

HK's Literary Festival promises a wealth of talks and readings by top authors

Writers from around the world will enrich our city's cultural life during the Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF) from Friday to October 14.

Sunday, 30 September, 2012, 2:41pm

The Sealed Letter

The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue (read by Charlotte Strevens) MacMillan (audiobook)

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Time is the new currency

In the near-dystopian future in which In Time is set, humans are no longer slaves to money: time is the new currency. People literally work for time, which is displayed on a green digital timer on everyone's forearm. Once your clock ticks to a series of zeros, you die.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Constance

Constance by Franny Moyle John Murray (e-book)

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

by Giles Brandreth

John Murray Harper, HK$132

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Zugzwang

Zugzwang

by Ronan Bennett

Bloomsbury, HK$164

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The Music

The Music

HKPO: Salome

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra presents the one-act opera by Strauss, based on the play by Oscar Wilde. With Susan Bullock (right) in the title role. Conducted by Edo de Waart. In German with Chinese and English surtitles. Thu, Sat and Jan 24, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall, $220-$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

16 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

The moral of Saint Joan

Ha, ha! I was no beauty: I was always a rough one: a regular soldier. I might almost as well have been a man. Pity I wasn't: I should not have bothered you all so much then. But my head was in the skies; and the glory of God was upon me; and, man or woman, I should have bothered you as long as your noses were in the mud.

7 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

The Master

The Master

by Colm Toibin

Picador $105

19 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde

The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde

by Neil McKenna

Arrow $135

14 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Let's get quizzical ...

questions: 1 How many provinces and territories constitute Canada? 2 What is a planarian? a) a worm b) an astronomer c) a botanist 3 What does an otolaryngologist specialise in? 4 For which English soccer club does Paul Gascoigne play? 5 Who played the female lead in the 1985 movie Witness? 6 Where would you find the Sears Tower? 7 Who had a hit with 1979 single Dance Away?

21 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Let's get quizzical ...

questions: 1 How many provinces and territories constitute Canada? 2 What is a planarian? a) a worm b) an astronomer c) a botanist 3 What does an otolaryngologist specialise in? 4 For which English soccer club does Paul Gascoigne play? 5 Who played the female lead in the 1985 movie Witness? 6 Where would you find the Sears Tower? 7 Who had a hit with 1979 single Dance Away?

21 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Serious look at humour

DID you hear the one about the Irish professor who set up a course in jokes and expected to be taken seriously? Professor Des MacHale is so concerned about the spread of political correctness and American culture in Ireland that he has set up a summer school to study the Irish joke.

12 May 1996 - 12:00am

The world according to college students

WE are indebted to American college students for the following historical insights: 'The sun never set on the British Empire because it is in the East and the sun sets in the West. Queen Victoria was the longest Queen. She sat on the throne for 63 years. Her death was the final event which ended her reign.' Or this: 'King Arthur lived in the Age of Shivery.

28 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Frothing at the mouth and loving it

IT was the Guinness that fired my enthusiasm as it slaked my thirst. Everyone said the stuff didn't travel and in the way of these things I had to find out.

Sure you can drink it in Hong Kong, and some places have even made the effort to learn how to pour it properly - straight glass, fill it three quarters or so and let it settle before topping it up.

26 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

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