15 June 2010
British Authors to Hold Open Forums with Sir David Tang
Literary Events Among Highlights of 21-27 July Book Fair
15 June 2010 – British authors Frederick Forsyth, Stephen Fry and Andrew Roberts will take part in two public forums as part of the HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, which is being held 21-27 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
The two forums, titled “How and What and Why do Writers Write,” will take place in separate locations. The first will be held 23 July, 6pm-8pm, at the HKCEC, with the second forum taking place 24 July, 10am-1pm, at the University of Hong Kong’s Loke Yew Hall.
Both sessions will be moderated by Sir David Tang, well-known Hong Kong businessman and the author of An Apple a Week and A Chink in the Armour, his latest collection of columns and articles.
Mr Forsyth is the celebrated author of The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File and other best-selling thrillers. His latest novel, The Cobra, is scheduled for publication later this year. Stephen Fry is the author of Stephen Fry’s Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music, The Liar and Moab is My Washpot. Mr Roberts’ books include The Storm of War and Masters and Commanders.
“The Hong Kong Book Fair, the brainchild of the HKTDC, attracts close to a million visitors, which shows what a remarkable event it is,” said Sir David. “I am, therefore, very happy to have invited three great English authors to come for a public forum to this exciting fair."
"The HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair has grown from strength to strength over the past two decades," said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. "We are delighted that these prestigious authors and Sir David are leading this very special Book Fair event.”
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