City Voices: Hong Kong Writing in English 1945 to the Present

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Hong Kong University Press, Mar 1, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 420 pages
City Voices is the first showcase of postwar Hong Kong literature originating in English. Fiction, poetry, essays and memoirs from more than 70 authors are featured to demonstrate 'the rich variety and vitality of the city's literary production'. Together with work from established authors, both bilingual writers who choose to write in English and expatriate authors who have made Hong Kong their home, a section of 'New Voices' introduces the work of unknown and young writers who are part of today's surge of new creativity.

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Xu Xi, a Chinese-Indonesian native of Hong Kong, is one of Asia's leading English-language writers. She is the author of five books: three novels and two short fiction collections Her other published work includes stories, essays, op-ed's, book reviews, and she is also the Hong Kong regional editor for Routledge's Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literature in English (second edition). She publishes under her Chinese name, but earlier work appeared under her current and former English names, S. Komala and Chako respectively. Literary awards include a New York State Arts Foundation fiction fellowship and writer-in-residence at Kulturhuset USF of Bergen, Norway, the Jack Kerouac Project in Orlando, Florida and the Anderson Center at Red Wing, Minnesota. She holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in fiction from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is on the MFA fiction faculty at Vermont College in Montpelier. Mike Ingham has BA and Master's degrees in European Literature and Linguistics from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in English Drama and Literature from the University of Hong Kong. He came to Hong Kong in 1989, having previously lived and worked in Britain, Italy and the Canary Islands. He has been teaching English Studies in the English Department at Lingnan University since 1999. Previously he worked for the Hong Kong Education Department at the Institute of Language in Education and subsequently the Hong Kong Institute of Education, as well as teaching on the first MA in East-West Theatre Studies in Hong Kong. Speech development, literature and drama in education are his areas of professional expertise. He is a founder member of Theatre Action, a Hong Kong-based drama group that specializes in action research on more literary drama texts.

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