The 23-year-old activist’s much-anticipated first book deftly weaves his own story with that of post-handover Hong Kong.
The book’s protagonists communicate across different realities, technologies and time periods to prevent a world-ending catastrophe.
You might not know his name, but you will know his work. Chinese immigrant Tyrus Wong was the lead production illustrator for the Disney classic film Bambi – but he never received proper recognition for his dreamy artwork.
Les Bird’s memoir about his time in an elite unit of Hong Kong’s Marine Police, A Small Band of Men, is a humorous romp that also foreshadows darker issues the city faces today.
His Make-Do Publishing translated works by Chinese authors Murong Xuecun, Chen Xiwo and Anni Baobei.
Among the most eagerly awaited books of 2020 are titles from China’s Meng Jin, Yan Lianke and Marie Lu, as well as from names including Hilary Mantel and Elena Ferrante.
Paper books won the battle with e-books and the international limelight shone on Asian authors.
Biography of secret agent Kilsoo Haan reveals US officials dismissed a Japanese attack as ‘a product of Haan’s imagination – anti-Japanese propaganda’.
The Beijing-born writer’s novel was mired in controversy because of her depictions of slavery, which upset some African-Americans early readers.
Nobel Prize for Economics winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s book Poor Economics inspired Marie Kretz Di Meglio to found a Hong Kong NGO for domestic helpers.
Since moving to London, Chan has been named among the top 10 most influential BAME writers in Britain. In 2017, aged 27, she became the youngest shortlisted nominee for Forward Prize for a single poem.
Miriam Lancewood honed her survival skills on the road in Asia and bush-bashing on New Zealand’s South Island.
Author Derek Sandhaus examines the country’s long history and present relationship with alcohol.
Absorbing story of children ruling China after adults die out in a cosmic event looks at the perils of play and has echoes in today’s generational conflicts.
In Gurkha Odyssey, Peter Duffell, commander of the British forces in Hong Kong from 1989-92, tells the story of 200 years of service by the Nepalese Gurkhas. In this edited excerpt, Duffell describes a Hong Kong rocked by riots during the 1960s – events that resonate today as the city again struggles with unrest