SHKP and Joint Publishing introduce seven new writers Titles debut at Hong Kong Book Fair next week

12 Jul 2007


The SHKP Book Club is an initiative by Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) to encourage reading. The Book Club organized a competition with Joint Publishing to give writers 30 and under a chance to have their first book published, where entrants were guided by experienced artists and authors over the past year. Seven winners will see their books debut at next week’s Hong Kong Book Fair.


The seven writers come from diverse backgrounds. A 18-year-old from a rural family tells of her childhood in Ta Kwu Ling; a designer describes the changes she has witnessed to Luard Road over 30 years; a singer-composer writes about the Canto-pop industry; an author who studied in France wrote a fictional account of a child growing up in a squatter area and a teacher described the redevelopment of Sham Shui Po. They all demonstrate their affection for Hong Kong in different ways.


The winning books will be available at the Hong Kong Book Fair and in major Hong Kong bookstores next week, and at the Beijing International Book Fair in September. Discount coupons will entitle buyers to 30% off the seven books at stall 1K16 at the Hong Kong Book Fair and all Joint Publishing outlets in Hong Kong.


The competition began last July. It drew 1,000 entrants and the organizers arranged three seminars for all participants where knowledgeable figures from the local literary scene talked about writing and publishing. The best 15 entrants were short listed and experienced authors and artists offered guidance to the young writers over three months. The judges finally chose seven winners.


The Book Club has staged a variety of activities including three book review competitions, a good books poll, hosting seminars with writers, putting on a major book fair and setting up a shopping mall parent-child reading corner. It recently started publishing a free literary magazine with book reviews and articles about reading and culture. The cover story in the latest issue is on the Hong Kong Book Fair, with literary figures like Leung Man-tao, Tony Tsoi, Ivan Choy and Stephen Chiu offering a guide to the fair and offering up some of their favourite titles. The magazine will be available at the book fair and in over 80 bookstores and 19 SHKP malls.

SHKP and Joint Publishing introduce seven new writers Titles debut at Hong Kong Book Fair next week

12 Jul 2007





The SHKP Book Club is an initiative by Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) to encourage reading. The Book Club organized a competition with Joint Publishing to give writers 30 and under a chance to have their first book published, where entrants were guided by experienced artists and authors over the past year. Seven winners will see their books debut at next week’s Hong Kong Book Fair.


The seven writers come from diverse backgrounds. A 18-year-old from a rural family tells of her childhood in Ta Kwu Ling; a designer describes the changes she has witnessed to Luard Road over 30 years; a singer-composer writes about the Canto-pop industry; an author who studied in France wrote a fictional account of a child growing up in a squatter area and a teacher described the redevelopment of Sham Shui Po. They all demonstrate their affection for Hong Kong in different ways.


The winning books will be available at the Hong Kong Book Fair and in major Hong Kong bookstores next week, and at the Beijing International Book Fair in September. Discount coupons will entitle buyers to 30% off the seven books at stall 1K16 at the Hong Kong Book Fair and all Joint Publishing outlets in Hong Kong.


The competition began last July. It drew 1,000 entrants and the organizers arranged three seminars for all participants where knowledgeable figures from the local literary scene talked about writing and publishing. The best 15 entrants were short listed and experienced authors and artists offered guidance to the young writers over three months. The judges finally chose seven winners.


The Book Club has staged a variety of activities including three book review competitions, a good books poll, hosting seminars with writers, putting on a major book fair and setting up a shopping mall parent-child reading corner. It recently started publishing a free literary magazine with book reviews and articles about reading and culture. The cover story in the latest issue is on the Hong Kong Book Fair, with literary figures like Leung Man-tao, Tony Tsoi, Ivan Choy and Stephen Chiu offering a guide to the fair and offering up some of their favourite titles. The magazine will be available at the book fair and in over 80 bookstores and 19 SHKP malls.