Chinese Writer

Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am

Thirsty work

When someone tells you he got rich through hard work, ask him 'whose?' - Don Marquis, American writer (1878 - 1937)

Work it out

The verb 'to work' has different meanings when it is used with the prepositions at/out/off/up. What do these phrases mean?

1 to work at (something)

a. to try hard to achieve something

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Pioneering online writer moves beyond medium

How did you first become a writer?

In the beginning I just wrote for fun online - I didn't take it seriously. Then people liked what I wrote, I was approached by publishers, and here we are.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

It's a beautiful life

I totally agree with the writer of the letter 'Take time to see the good things in life' (Young Post, February 28). Some simple things in life have become a lost art. People are too busy to receive or give love. They are missing so many beautiful things - and sometimes I miss them, too.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hot under the collar

'There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of things we don't know'

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) - American writer

Six feet under

Here are some useful expressions using the preposition 'under'. What do they mean?

1 How do you feel if you are 'hot under the collar'?

a. angry or irritated

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tales of Korean diaspora reflect a fascination with survivors

Krys Lee's literary debut, Drifting House, is a collection of short stories filled with Korean and Korean-American characters struggling with war, religion, and the secrets and complexities of damaged families. Lee speaks to Alison Singh Gee

Your characters are idiosyncratic and authentic. What do they say about the Korean diaspora?

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & Clarifications

In the story headlined: 'They want to get rid of us' on page 6 yesterday, the Chinese characters for writer Zhang Yihe should be ( ), instead of ( )

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Juanita Cheng, radio DJ and writer

What I'm listening to: over Christmas I listened constantly to Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume Two. It was great to have the Glee cast send greetings over the festive season.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland material boy is writing the dream

He calls himself a 'mainland version of the American dream', a self-made kid from poor circumstances who now tops the 2011 Rich List for Chinese writers, with royalties last year alone of 24.5 million yuan (HK$30 million).

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Take that!

'I never take any exercise except sleeping and resting.' - Mark Twain (1835-1910), American writer

Take One

What is ...?

1 an outtake

a. the first part of a movie that contains credits

b. part of a movie that is removed because it contains mistakes

2 give-and-take

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Get on the write track

Writing can be a major challenge for some children when faced with a blank page, but creative writing courses are a great way to overcome self-doubt and build confidence.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Authorities bar mainland writers from visiting city

Six mainland writers were barred from travelling to Hong Kong to attend a conference organised by the Chinese branch of PEN International, the writers' organisation said yesterday.

24 Jul 2011 - 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

Writer banks on fighting spirit

Novelist and pop lyricist Jozev Lau, who edited a wuxia magazine in the early 1990s while studying translation at City University (CityU), has returned to his literary roots with his best-selling epic period series, Blood and Steel, which weaves knowledge of real martial arts into wuxia fiction.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am