The Hong Kong International Literary Festival rolled out its incredible programme for the sixteenth edition of its annual Festival. Celebrated writers from a diverse range of literary corners, including fiction, history, poetry, fitness and science came together in November in a programme of more than 35 events, spanning across ten days from 4 to 13 November.
Bei Dao, Lionel Shriver, Hanya Yanagihara, Adam Johnson, Hyeonseo Lee, and Sarah Howe were among some of the names featured in this year’s festival.
Hong Kong International Literary Festival Limited (“HKILF”) is a charitable organisation. HKILF organises the annual Hong Kong International Literary Festival and Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival. Founded in 2001, HKILF celebrates and promotes creative writing in English with an emphasis on Asian connections. Its aim is to create a platform for authors and readers, promote the literary arts, and foster a love of literature.
“For the last sixteen years the Festival has strived to make literature as accessible and inclusive as possible for Hong Kong’s reading community. This year we are thrilled to offer a large number of events priced at $150 or under, with many of our events free for the public to enjoy. We are also pleased to offer a bilingual brochure. We want to see our audiences exchanging ideas, engaging with world-class writers and meeting like-minded book lovers. “ Festival Manager Phillipa Milne