EVENTS

All January events have been cancelled due to social distancing rules.

  

November 26th, 2021 | Book launch of Along the Southern Boundary with Les Bird!

Come and join Les Bird for the Book Launch of Along the Southern Boundary. With this previously unpublished collection of personal photographs, former marine police commander Les Bird tells of the harrowing sea journey to Hong Kong made by tens of thousands of refugees in the years that followed the end of the Vietnam War. Limited availability, RSVP now!

Along the Southern Boundary book launch with Les Bird!

 

December 4th, 2021 | The Hong Kong Anthology Book Launch & Signing

Celebrate the release of Sophia Hotung's The Hong Konger Anthology! The Hong Konger collection began as an art series of “Hong Kongified” New Yorker covers. Now, The Hong Konger Anthology takes the project further, showcasing 70 Hong Konger covers alongside 70 zany, thoughtful, and satirical poems that adapt well-known western and Chinese poetry, and 70 artist’s notes on the secret messages and Easter eggs in the art. All this as a celebration of Hong Kong’s melting pot of synthesised international and local influences.

November 18th, 2021 | White Glove Life Book Launch & Signing!

From the author of the hit novel No Reserves comes another glamorous peek into the world of high-end jewellery - M.L Wright’s White Glove Lives. And you’re invited to the book launch!

 

October 23rd, 2021 | Sarah Brennan and Charly Cheung book launch!

Come & hear Sarah Brennan read from The Marvelous Adventures of Maggie and Methuselah, the real-life Hong Hong mystery!! Meet illustrator Charly Cheung, and experience drawing in a different way!


August 12th, 2021 | Centricity x Bookazine Literary Lounge with Kevin Kwan

To kick off a series of book talks by Bookazine & Centricity, Literary Lounge, the critically acclaimed and best-selling author Kevin Kwan joins us virtually from L.A. to talk about his new book, Sex and Vanity.

Kevin Kwan Literary Lounge


July 24th, 2021 | ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE: Be Your Own Hero: Educated by Tara Westover

Hong Kong Literary Festival, West Kowloon, and Bookazine welcome you to join us online for this rare opportunity to hear from historian and bestselling author Tara Westover, author of the inspirational memoir, Educated, about overcoming adversity and succeeding against the odds. Tara Westover will be in conversation with Ravi Mattu, Deputy Asia News Editor of the Financial Times.

Be Your Own Hero

 

July 17th, 2021 | Live Event: Introducing A New Asian Superhero, Monkey Prince!

Bestselling author Gene Luen Yang and illustrator Bernard Chang unveil the latest Asian superhero, Monkey Prince, in the lead story in the DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Edition. In this original story, a new superhero emerges as Monkey Prince teams up with Shazam to defeat both the evil Dr. Sivana and a Chinese deer demon spirit. Learn how Gene and Bernard worked together to create Monkey Prince and what lies ahead for this new hero.

Hong Kong Literary Festival and Bookazine welcome you to join us on July 11th at West Kowloon Xiqu Centre for this unique opportunity to hear one of the world’s top fantasy writers, Neil Gaiman, speaking with esteemed historian and translator Julia Lovell. To celebrate the new Penguin Classics translation of Journey to the West by Julia Lovell, the two writers will discuss the enduring influence of the classic adventure story, and of one of the world’s most memorable superheroes: Monkey King.

Hear how Monkey King has influenced fantasy writers through the ages and inspired adaptations across multiple genres from literature and film to cartoons and pop culture.





July 11th, 2021| Monkey King: A Hero for the Ages with Julia Lovell and Neil Gaiman

Hong Kong Literary Festival and Bookazine welcome you to join us on July 11th at West Kowloon Xiqu Centre for this unique opportunity to hear one of the world’s top fantasy writers, Neil Gaiman, speaking with esteemed historian and translator Julia Lovell. To celebrate the new Penguin Classics translation of Journey to the West by Julia Lovell, the two writers will discuss the enduring influence of the classic adventure story, and of one of the world’s most memorable superheroes: Monkey King.

Hear how Monkey King has influenced fantasy writers through the ages and inspired adaptations across multiple genres from literature and film to cartoons and pop culture.

 

July 7th, 2021| Money Games: The Inside Story of How American Dealmakers Saved One of Korea's Iconic Banks

A riveting tale for anyone who has ever wondered how private equity investors strike bargains, turn around businesses, and create immense value―or anyone interested in a captivating story of high-stakes money-making. HKILF presents an evening with celebrated author and private equity investor Weijian Shan, to hear the inside story of one of the most successful buyout deals ever: the acquisition and turnaround of what used to be Korea’s largest bank by the American firm Newbridge Capital. As the chief architect of the deal itself, Shan takes readers inside the battle to win control of the bank, covering not only the dealmaking, but also the transformation and eventual exit of the investment.

 

June 29th, 2021 | The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of  MH370 with Florence de Changy and James Kynge

The Hong Kong Literary Festival and Bookazine welcome you to join us on June 29th in the Asia Society Miller Theatre for an in-depth discussion with Florence de Changy and James Kynge on one of the most pervasive and troubling mysteries of recent memory. 

 



May 20th, 2021 | Fragile Monsters: Catherine Menon in Conversation with Mishi Saran (Online Event)

Hong Kong International Literary Festival and Bookazine invite you to meet Catherine Menon, the author of a spellbinding debut novel set in Malaysia, about unraveling family secrets across generations and continents. Menon traces one family's story from 1920 to the present, unraveling a thrilling tale of love, betrayal and redemption against the backdrop of natural disasters and fallen empires. Written in vivid technicolour, with an electric daughter-grandmother relationship at its heart, Fragile Monsters explores what happens when secrets fester through the generations.

 

 

May 16th, 2021 | David Shannon Comes to You!


Brought to you by Scholastic Asia, Bring Me A Book™ Hong Kong and Bookazine, global best-selling picture-book creator David Shannon is coming to kids in Asia! David's books are enjoyed worldwide - with millions of copies sold! In his first-ever virtual Asia tour, David Shannon will meet his fans and share stories that will tickle and inspire. Don't miss this rare event!

April 24th, 2021 | Dr. Michele Borba x Bring Me a Book: How to Help the Pandemic Generation Thrive (Online Event)

Bookazine is thrilled to support Bring Me a Book as they are bringing a series of talks with best-selling author and educational psychologist, Dr. Michele Borba. 20% of the proceeds of the online sale of Dr. Borba's books will be donated to Bring Me a Book*. Are you ready to shop for a good cause?

Register for the talk here


March 25th, 2021 | A Conversation with Douglas Stuart & Alan Cumming (Online Event)

Hong Kong International Literary Festival and Bookazine invite you to a conversation between 2020 Booker Prize winner Douglas Stuart and award-winning actor, author, filmmaker and activist Alan Cumming. Join us on March 25 at 8:00 pm to hear Douglas and Alan discuss the Booker Prize winning novel Shuggie Bain, family and growing up in 1980s Scotland. The first 100 tickets include a Signed Bookplate Edition of Shuggie Bain.