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26 April 2009

Tibetan tales: the making of a novel

2016-11-24T01:14:48+08:00April 26th, 2009|authors, new books|1 Comment

Hong Kong movie star Francis Ng Chun-yu (吳鎮宇) is more than an award-winning actor… he’s also a director, scriptwriter and now the author of Tibetan fairy tale Pelma’s Tears. What led city-born Francis to write about people and events on the far-off Tibetan plateau? The idea came to him when a visit to monasteries and orphanages in the region was [...]

18 March 2009

Dislocated Voices: the Hong Kong Literary Festival

2017-10-05T21:21:41+08:00March 18th, 2009|authors, events, hong kong, publishing|1 Comment

On Saturday I attended a very enjoyable event at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival: a panel of three authors, Rana Dasgupta, Xujun Eberlein and Nam Le discussing the art of the short story. Moderator was Chris Wood of the Asia Literary Review. Thankfully not all the panellists agreed with one another, so there was an element of back-and-forth which [...]

29 April 2007

Oil wars

2007-04-29T00:15:58+08:00April 29th, 2007|authors, new books, publishing|0 Comments

Asian publishing pundit Nury Vittachi says of our spy thriller: IN TERMS OF geopolitical value for money, Paul Ulrich’s new book Saudi Match Point has it all: Al-Qaeda, the Chinese government, oil wars, a high level US conspiracy, a hostage crisis and the battle between radical Islam and modern mores. Paul's based in Hong Kong. The plot: The US government [...]