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13th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature showcases outstanding literary works (with photos)

     Organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the 13th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature prize presentation ceremony was held today (November 26), at which four Biennial Awards and six Recommended Prizes were awarded. The winning works were both outstanding and unique, showcasing the blossoming local literary community.  

     A total of 165 books were nominated for the Awards, with entries ranging from works by veteran local writers to budding authors.

     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 13th 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 2013 and 2014. 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:

Poetry Category
Biennial Award     í@í@"How Broad Are Plank Roads
                       Of Sunshine"
                       Lau Wai-shing
                       Infolink Publishing Limited
Recommended Prize      "Noumenon And Night Cold
                       As Water"
                       Kwan Tin-lam
                       Musical Stone Culture Limited

Essay Category
Biennial Award         "A Private Domain"
                       Chu Siu-cheung
                       Infolink Publishing Limited

                       "Piling Up the Wind"
                       Kwok Tsz-ki
                       Arcadia Press Limited

Recommended Prize      "A Long Long Farewell"
                       Chow Yiu-fai
                       Enlighten & Fish Limited

Fiction Category
Biennial Award         "Breakthrough from Hell"
                       Wong Leung-wo
                       Infolink Publishing Limited

Recommended Prize      "Memory Jigsaw"
                       Lai Chui-wah
                       Infolink Publishing Limited

Literary Criticism Category
Recommended Prize      "The Body and the Construction
                       of Symbols: Re-reading the
                       Modern Chinese Women's
                       Lim Chin-chown
                       Chung Hwa Book Co (HK) Ltd

Children and Youth Literature Category
Recommended Prize     "What My Teachers Taught Me"
                      Chow Suk-ping
                      Breakthrough Limited

                      "Poetry Detective Calvino:
                      Dark Bridge"
                      Tsui Cheuk-yin
                      Wheatear Publishing Co Ltd

     The award-winning books of the 13th 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 next month 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 exhibitions and the awards please visit the HKPL's website at

Ends/Thursday, November 26, 2015
Issued at HKT 20:10


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