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.
About the Author
Born in Idaho to a father who opposed public education, Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. In 2014 she was awarded a PhD from Cambridge University and she is now a senior research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Educated has sold more than eight million copies and been translated into 45 languages. For her staggering impact, TIME Magazine named Westover one of the 100 most influential people of 2018. The Chinese edition of Educated sold over two million copies in 2020 and is currently the best-selling non-fiction book in China.
Ravi Mattu is the deputy Asia news editor of the Financial Times, helping to oversee the paper's coverage of the Asia-Pacific region. Since joining the FT in 2000, he has held a number of senior positions including: Tech Editor, Acting Editor of the FT Weekend Magazine and Editor of Business Life, the management section of the FT. Prior to joining the FT, he was a senior editor at Prospect Magazine, and began his career at Harper’s Magazine.