Fourth Young Writers’ Debut Competition mainland judge Zhang Ya-Dong talks about creativity

20 Aug 2012


Zhang Ya-Dong is one of the mainland judges in the fourth Young Writers’ Debut Competition, and he recently spoke about creativity at a seminar during the Shanghai Book Fair. The remarks were well received by the audience and widely covered in the media. Sun Hung Kai Properties and Joint Publishing have opened the competition up to the mainland this year. Eight Hong Kong and mainland creative professionals and veteran writers will provide individual coaching to develop talented young writers, and the winning books will be published in traditional and simplified Chinese versions for Hong Kong and mainland distribution.


Creative experience


Zhang Ya-Dong is a well-known music producer and multi-media creative professional. The seminar was based on his recent book I See You But Then Never Again about capturing inspirational moments on camera during his travels and putting his thoughts and feelings into words.


He said: “Creativity is the process of listening to your soul and presenting your inspirations with all your heart.” He does not believe there are limits to creativity, saying: “Young people should make every effort to write, love what they do and their dreams will come true.” He is one of the mainland judges for the fourth Young Writers’ Debut Competition which is open to entries with words, graphics and multi-media work. He added: “I would be impressed by entries that have a unique perspective coming from the heart of the author.”


Sun Hung Kai Development (China) Regional Leasing Director (Eastern China) Rick Man said at the seminar: “The 2012 Shanghai Book Fair is a major event and we wish to promote creativity and encourage young people to take part in the writing competition.”


The competition is open to never-before published writers aged 35 or under. The theme is ‘existence’ and the eight judges will be Hong Kong cartoonist and lyricist Siu Hak, action-film director Daniel Lee and theatre director and playwright Edward Lam, and from the mainland newspaper editor-in-chief and writer Hu Hong-Xia, Beijing music producer Zhang Ya-Dong, Beijing writer and book series editor-in-chief Zhang Yue-Ran, Shanghai writer Dane Chan and Beijing poet, playwright and screenwriter Zou Jing-Zhi. More seminars with the judges will be held in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to inspire young people to write.


About the Young Writers’ Debut Competition


SHKP set up the Book Club to promote reading and writing. The Young Writers’ Debut competition has helped 23 young authors have their first books published and distributed in major bookstores in Hong Kong. SHKP and Joint Publishing are staging a fourth competition and it is open to mainland contestants to promote cultural exchange.


Website: www.SHKPBookClub.com/YoungWriters4

Fourth Young Writers’ Debut Competition mainland judge Zhang Ya-Dong talks about creativity

20 Aug 2012



Zhang Ya-Dong is one of the mainland judges in the fourth Young Writers’ Debut Competition, and he recently spoke about creativity at a seminar during the Shanghai Book Fair. The remarks were well received by the audience and widely covered in the media. Sun Hung Kai Properties and Joint Publishing have opened the competition up to the mainland this year. Eight Hong Kong and mainland creative professionals and veteran writers will provide individual coaching to develop talented young writers, and the winning books will be published in traditional and simplified Chinese versions for Hong Kong and mainland distribution.


Creative experience


Zhang Ya-Dong is a well-known music producer and multi-media creative professional. The seminar was based on his recent book I See You But Then Never Again about capturing inspirational moments on camera during his travels and putting his thoughts and feelings into words.


He said: “Creativity is the process of listening to your soul and presenting your inspirations with all your heart.” He does not believe there are limits to creativity, saying: “Young people should make every effort to write, love what they do and their dreams will come true.” He is one of the mainland judges for the fourth Young Writers’ Debut Competition which is open to entries with words, graphics and multi-media work. He added: “I would be impressed by entries that have a unique perspective coming from the heart of the author.”


Sun Hung Kai Development (China) Regional Leasing Director (Eastern China) Rick Man said at the seminar: “The 2012 Shanghai Book Fair is a major event and we wish to promote creativity and encourage young people to take part in the writing competition.”


The competition is open to never-before published writers aged 35 or under. The theme is ‘existence’ and the eight judges will be Hong Kong cartoonist and lyricist Siu Hak, action-film director Daniel Lee and theatre director and playwright Edward Lam, and from the mainland newspaper editor-in-chief and writer Hu Hong-Xia, Beijing music producer Zhang Ya-Dong, Beijing writer and book series editor-in-chief Zhang Yue-Ran, Shanghai writer Dane Chan and Beijing poet, playwright and screenwriter Zou Jing-Zhi. More seminars with the judges will be held in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to inspire young people to write.


About the Young Writers’ Debut Competition


SHKP set up the Book Club to promote reading and writing. The Young Writers’ Debut competition has helped 23 young authors have their first books published and distributed in major bookstores in Hong Kong. SHKP and Joint Publishing are staging a fourth competition and it is open to mainland contestants to promote cultural exchange.


Website: www.SHKPBookClub.com/YoungWriters4