For the past two decades, Nury Vittachi has made light of life. He collected readers' jokes, highlighted funny signs, and made gentle, impish asides about issues ranging from the absurdities of Hong Kong to the age of China's gerontocracy.Friday, 4 January, 2013, 5:25pm 1 comment
As a veteran accountant with a keen sense of social responsibility, Kenneth Lau Chak-keung is committed to educating youngsters about how to manage money well.18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Well, the bruised egos of writers come close. The acrimony between the Hong Kong International Literary Festival and its past founders appears to be as bitter as ever.10 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
As of today, 322 students from 102 secondary and 220 primary schools have entered the competition for the Hong Kong Young Writers Awards 2010.
The contest, organised by publisher P3, has invited students aged 14 and under for submissions using New Tales of the South China Sea as a theme.22 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
Central's biggest bookstore has got a little bit better looking. Bookazine in the Prince's Building hosted a reopening party on Saturday afternoon, complete with snacks, drinks and humorist Nury Vittachi (pictured) offering sage advice on how books can change lives.
'You don't even have to write one. Just reading the right books can transform your future,' Vittachi said.27 Oct 2009 - 12:00am
American academic Jessica Bellas had been in Hong Kong just 29 days when her mongrel dog ('She's a mutt called Jade') slipped down a retaining wall on a rainy day in Mid-Levels. She was too far down for an increasingly panicked Bellas to retrieve her. So she rang the police, who brought the fire brigade.21 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
Hong Kong-based author Nury Vittachi will head a panel of three judges who will decide the destiny of the inaugural Australia-Asia Literary Award. The purse of A$110,000 (HK$806,600) will be given to English-language literary fiction written for mobile phones, PDAs or computers, as well as in traditional book form. The closing date for entries is May 31.7 May 2008 - 12:00am
Writers' festivals are dull, boring events full of nebbish bookworms and four-eyed librarians who wouldn't raise their voice to a mouse, right? Wrong - at least, if Nury Vittachi is there.4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
It was a weird bit of deja vu for fiction writer Nury Vittachi when he learned a billionaire had recently bought one of those gigantic new double-decker Airbus jets - the ones that carry 800 passengers and cost about US$300 million - to be his own private airborne limousine.4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Are you stumped for an answer every time someone overseas asks: 'So, what's changed in Hong Kong since the handover?'Three local literary luminaries have decided to create a forum on the subject with a blog called hongkongchanges.com.15 Jun 2007 - 12:00am