New SHKP Book Club book review competition

07 Nov 2007


The SHKP Book Club was set up by Sun Hung Kai Properties to promote reading in Hong Kong. It has staged various activities including book review and a young writers’ debut competitions, it puts out a free literary magazine. A new book review competition is getting under way, centred on books about city life in different parts of the world.


20 titles to choose from


Previous book review competitions have drawn over 10,000 entries. The 20 books in this contest all have a ‘city’ theme, dealing with history, urban culture and daily living. The Book Club has included more English titles than in previous rounds, to try and lift the standard of English in Hong Kong. Some of the books are about real-life experience and travelling while others look at urban culture.


The competition judges are Chinese University of Hong Kong Vice Chancellor Lawrence Lau, Open University of Hong Kong President John Leong, Breakthrough Honorary General Secretary Philemon Choi, Chief Editor of Hong Kong Writers magazine Chau Mat-mat, Chinese University of Hong Kong Department of Government and Public Administration Senior Instructor Ivan Choy and SHKP Vice Chairman and Managing Director Raymond Kwok. Standing Committee on Language Education and Research Chairman Michael Tien is an advisor.


HK$8,000 and book coupons for winners


The competition has junior, intermediate and senior categories. Entries can be in any format and illustrations and graphics are welcome. There will be HK$8,000, HK$5,000 and $3,000 prizes in each age category, plus book coupons for the winners. Several hundred entrants will receive honourable mentions and HK$300 in book coupons. The three schools with the highest participation will each receive HK$5,000 in book coupons and a ‘ Most Enthusiastic School’ award. The deadline for entries is February 29, 2008.


Latest literary magazine looks at second-hand book market


The SHKP Book Club and Up Publications put out a free literary magazine, with leading cultural figures writing about reading and recommending books. The latest issue is out. The cover story has Leung Man-tao describing the local second-hand book market and other articles by Tony Tsoi, Ivan Choy, Lui Tai-lok, Chiu Wing-kai and more. The magazine is available at over 80 bookstores, 19 SHKP malls, schools and public libraries.

New SHKP Book Club book review competition

07 Nov 2007





The SHKP Book Club was set up by Sun Hung Kai Properties to promote reading in Hong Kong. It has staged various activities including book review and a young writers’ debut competitions, it puts out a free literary magazine. A new book review competition is getting under way, centred on books about city life in different parts of the world.


20 titles to choose from


Previous book review competitions have drawn over 10,000 entries. The 20 books in this contest all have a ‘city’ theme, dealing with history, urban culture and daily living. The Book Club has included more English titles than in previous rounds, to try and lift the standard of English in Hong Kong. Some of the books are about real-life experience and travelling while others look at urban culture.


The competition judges are Chinese University of Hong Kong Vice Chancellor Lawrence Lau, Open University of Hong Kong President John Leong, Breakthrough Honorary General Secretary Philemon Choi, Chief Editor of Hong Kong Writers magazine Chau Mat-mat, Chinese University of Hong Kong Department of Government and Public Administration Senior Instructor Ivan Choy and SHKP Vice Chairman and Managing Director Raymond Kwok. Standing Committee on Language Education and Research Chairman Michael Tien is an advisor.


HK$8,000 and book coupons for winners


The competition has junior, intermediate and senior categories. Entries can be in any format and illustrations and graphics are welcome. There will be HK$8,000, HK$5,000 and $3,000 prizes in each age category, plus book coupons for the winners. Several hundred entrants will receive honourable mentions and HK$300 in book coupons. The three schools with the highest participation will each receive HK$5,000 in book coupons and a ‘ Most Enthusiastic School’ award. The deadline for entries is February 29, 2008.


Latest literary magazine looks at second-hand book market


The SHKP Book Club and Up Publications put out a free literary magazine, with leading cultural figures writing about reading and recommending books. The latest issue is out. The cover story has Leung Man-tao describing the local second-hand book market and other articles by Tony Tsoi, Ivan Choy, Lui Tai-lok, Chiu Wing-kai and more. The magazine is available at over 80 bookstores, 19 SHKP malls, schools and public libraries.