Amy Tan speaking at the 2017 Hong Kong International Literary Festival, an event that drew 5,000 visitors. The organisers are hoping for double the amount this year. Photo: Isaac Lawrence

Hong Kong Literary Festival: Irvine Welsh, Ma Jian, Cheryl Strayed among must-sees at Tai Kwun event

Line-up for this year’s festival at Hong Kong’s new Tai Kwun arts and culture hub features a host of international authors and will cover key themes such as feminism and the #MeToo movement, LGBT issues, and travel

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Amy Tan speaking at the 2017 Hong Kong International Literary Festival, an event that drew 5,000 visitors. The organisers are hoping for double the amount this year. Photo: Isaac Lawrence
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Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead is a freelance journalist who worked on staff at the SCMP before editing Discovery magazine. She is the author of two Hong Kong crime books - After Suzie and Hong Kong Murders - and fully intends that the next book she writes will be less grizzly.