New Hong Kong Fiction from Kit Fan and Naoise Dolan

    Activity: Conference/talk/lecture/symposium/speech/workshop, etcEvent organized by non-HKBU units


    KILF welcomes two authors whose debut novels set in Hong Kong have met with widespread acclaim. Hong Kong-born novelist, poet and critic Kit Fan resurrects shanty town life in the 1980s in Diamond Hill, as recovering heroin addict Buddha encounters drug gangs, Buddhist nuns, property developers, the government and foreign powers, all vying to stake their claim on the land. While Kit Fan explores religion, colonialism and displacement, Irish novelist Naoise Dolan dissects the personal and financial transactions that make up a life. Her novel Exciting Times follows a millennial Irish expat as she negotiates the freedoms and uncertainties of modern love in her liaisons with a male banker and a female lawyer. Join them for a lively conversation with Patrick Holland about colonialism, character, escape, Hong Kong as a setting and much more.

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    Period13 Nov 2021
    Event titleHong Kong International Literary Festival, 2021
    Event typeOther
    LocationHong Kong, Hong KongShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Hong Kong Writing
    • Irish Writing
    • Contemporary Literature