Hong Kong Noir authors
Susan Blumberg-Kason is the author of Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong. Her writing has also appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books’ China Blog and China Channel, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Asian Jewish Life, and several Hong Kong anthologies. She received an MPhil in government and public administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Blumberg-Kason now lives in Chicago and frequently travels back to Hong Kong.
Ysabelle Cheung is a writer and editor based in Hong Kong. She is currently the managing editor of ArtAsiaPacific, a publication focused on visual contemporary culture, and was previously the arts and associate editor of Time Out Hong Kong. She holds a BA in English literature and creative writing from the University of East Anglia in the UK, and is the cofounder of the Hong Kong edition of Liars’ League, a spoken word organization with branches in London and New York.
Feng Chi-shun was born in Wuhan, China, and grew up in Hong Kong. He graduated from Hong Kong University’s Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and found his passion for writing late in life. He is the author of the memoir Diamond Hill, as well as the story collections Hong Kong Noir and Kitchen Tiles. A history book, A Little History of Sex and Romance in China, and a novel, Three Wishes in Bardo, will be published soon.
Tiffany Hawk is a former flight attendant with an MFA from UC Riverside. Her debut novel, Love Me Anyway, was published by St. Martin’s Press. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Potomac Review, StoryQuarterly, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. She has also worked as the travel editor at Coast magazine and as a freelance journalist for the Los Angeles Times, Sunset, CNN.com, GQ.com, and National Geographic Traveler.
Christina Liang grew up in Canada feeling like she and her sister were the only Eurasians in town. Now based in Hong Kong and armed with a curiosity to discover more about her heritage, she’s attempting to learn Chinese and find the best dumplings in town. She also writes for children under the name Christina Matula. Her debut picture book, The Shadow in the Moon, was published by Charlesbridge.
Charles Philipp Martin grew up in New York City. After university and music conservatory he joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. He eventually quit bass playing to write for newspapers and magazines in Asia. Neon Panic, his first novel featuring Hong Kong police inspector Herman Lok, came out in 2011. Martin now lives in Seattle with his wife Catherine. His jazz radio show 3 O’Clock Jump is broadcast weekly on Hong Kong’s Radio 3 and online.
Marshall Moore is the author of seven books, most recently the novel Inhospitable and the short story collection A Garden Fed by Lightning. A collection of his translated work, Sagome Nere, was recently published in Italy. He has also written dozens of essays, book reviews, and other odds and ends. He holds a PhD in creative writing from Aberystwyth University in Wales, and he teaches English and creative writing at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.
Jason Y. Ng is the best-selling author of Hong Kong State of Mind, No City for Slow Men, and Umbrellas in Bloom—the first book in English to chronicle the Umbrella Movement of 2014. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. Ng is also an adjunct associate law professor at the University of Hong Kong and president of PEN Hong Kong, an advocacy group that promotes literature and defends freedom of expression.
Shen Jian is a lawyer and an occasional contributor to the South China Morning Post. His writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and recognized as notable in Best American Essays.
Brittani Sonnenberg was raised across three continents and has worked as a journalist in Germany, the US, China, and throughout Southeast Asia. Sonnenberg’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories, Ploughshares, Time, and on NPR Berlin. Her debut novel, Home Leave, was selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice. She serves as a visiting lecturer and thesis advisor for the University of Hong Kong’s MFA program.
Carmen Suen was born and raised in Hong Kong, where she wrote and edited for CityMagazine, Eat and Travel, and East Magazine. She was also a founding editor of the photography blog Resolve. After relocating to the United States, Suen has been living a semi-nomadic life with her husband Gary and their boys Genghis and Rohan, moving from the Wild West to the Southwest and the Midwest, until finally settling in New York.
James Tam is a pseudo-scientific realist who regards twenty-first-century Homo sapiens a self-endangered species. His novel Man’s Last Song, a Proverse Prize finalist, is about humanity facing protracted extinction due to sterility. His bilingual stories have been anthologized by the Hong Kong Writers Circle, Asia Literary Review, Hong Kong Writers (Chinese), and Ethos Books in Singapore. He regularly writes about an assortment of irregularities at www.guo-du.blogspot.com.
Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang is a British writer whose work focuses on historical fault lines and contains strong international themes. She read Oriental Studies at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, and is a nonpracticing lawyer. She speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, French, German, and Spanish. Her second novel, The Last Vicereine, was published by Penguin Random House in 2017. Her debut, The Woman Who Lost China, was published by Open Books in 2013.
Xu Xi 許素細 is the author of twelve books of fiction and nonfiction. Forthcoming are Insignificance: Stories of Hong Kong and This Fish is Fowl: Essays of Being. An Indonesian-Chinese from Hong Kong, she lives between New York and Hong Kong and codirects the new low-residency International MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Shannon Young is an American author living in Hong Kong. Her books include a coming-of-age travel memoir, Year of Fire Dragons, a Kindle Single on millennial student debt, and two novellas set in contemporary Hong Kong. She was the editor of an anthology of creative nonfiction by expatriate women in Asia, How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit?, and she once won a Literary Death Match.