The International Writers’ Workshop of HKBU held a reception on 10 Apr to welcome Ms Li Zishu, renowned Chinese language novelist from Malaysia, as Writer-in-Residence this year.

Ms Li will reside at HKBU in April and May and will conduct public lectures, talks and workshops to share her experience in creative writing with tertiary students, local writers as well as the public.

During her stay, Ms Li will conduct two public talks. The first one on “Book in the Mirror: Fiction in the Fictionalities” will be held on campus (27 April, 3:30 pm, iCafe, 3/F The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus) and another on “The Dilemma of Existence” will be held at the Hong Kong Central Library, Causeway Bay (30 April, 2:30 pm, Lecture Theatre).

Ms Li Zishu is winner of numerous literary awards. She is a six-time grand prize winner of the Hua Zong Literary Award in Malaysia, accounting for the largest share of the award since its establishment. She is also famous in Taiwan, where she won the UDN Literary Award and China Times Literary Award.

Her novels have been published in Malaysia, Taiwan and China, these include The Years of Remembrance, Wild Buddha, Gateway to Heaven and The Inevitable Coincidence. She writes prose as well, and two compilations were published with the titles of Disordered Timeline and The Pause Button. Her work as a columnist for Ming Pao Monthly (Hong Kong) have been compiled and published into a book, Solo.

For details on the Writer-in-Residence activities, please refer to the website http://iww.hkbu.edu.hk. Public enquiries: 3411 7173.