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14th HK Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature showcases outstanding literary works


11.11.2017

Organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the 14th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature prize presentation ceremony was held today (November 11) at Hong Kong Central Library. Nominations were received for 242 books, and following selection and discussion by the adjudicators two Biennial Awards and seven Recommended Prizes were awarded. The outstanding winning works showcase the vitality of the local literary community.

Officiating at the prize presentation ceremony, the Chairman of the Public Libraries Advisory Committee, Professor Leung Yuen-sang, said that the Biennial Awards, which have been held every two years since 1991, aim to recognise the excellence of Hong Kong literary writers and encourage the publication of quality local literature.

The 14th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature were given to outstanding Chinese literary books written by local writers that were published in Hong Kong for the first time in 2015 and 2016. The awards consist of a Poetry Category, an Essay Category, a Fiction Category, a Literary Criticism Category and a Children and Youth Literature Category. The list of winners is as follows:

PrizeTitleAuthor
Poetry Category
Recommended Prize "The Second Book of Recollection" Cheng Ching-hang
Recommended Prize "Umbrellas Blooming in the Streets" Chung Kwok-keung
Essay Category
Biennial Award "Glistening Rapids" Mak Shu-kin
Recommended Prize "Delectable Sentiments" Ho Kwok-tao
Fiction Category
Recommended Prize "Dark Memories from Mongkok" Shum Kwan-nam
Recommended Prize "Fool the Wood: A Collection of Stories" Chan Yuen-shan
Literary Criticism Category
Recommended Prize "Liu Yichang and Hong Kong Modernism: Literature and Cinema" Wong King-fai
Children and Youth Literature Category
Biennial Award "One Day of Ibrahim" Pang Ho-cheung
Recommended Prize "The Cat Detective and Other Fairy Tales" Chan Po-shan

The award-winning books of the 14th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature and the previous Biennial Awards have already been included in the HKPL's collection. Roving exhibitions introducing this year's winning entries and award-winning books from previous years will be held from tomorrow (November 12) to May next year at various public libraries for readers to appreciate the works of the awarded authors. Admission is free and all are welcome.

For details of the awards, please visit www.hkpl.gov.hk/biennialaward.

Photo of the attending guests with the adjudicators, award winners and publishers' representatives

The prize presentation ceremony for the 14th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature was held today (November 11) at Hong Kong Central Library. Photo shows the attending guests, the Chairman of the Public Libraries Advisory Committee, Professor Leung Yuen-sang (front row, seventh right); Assistant Director (Libraries and Development) of Leisure and Cultural Services, Miss Rochelle Lau (front row, eighth right); and the Chief Librarian (Hong Kong Central Library and Extension Activities), Dr Jim Chang (front row, sixth right), with the adjudicators, award winners and publishers' representatives.

Group photo of the winning authors

The prize presentation ceremony for the 14th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature was held today (November 11) at Hong Kong Central Library. Photo shows the winning authors in the group photo.