Edited by Nicholas Wong and Li Mei Ting
HKD 108 (Paperback)
Writing has always been a difficult subject to talk about, let alone writing an honest account about how one’s creative process is complicated by global lockdown and personal hardships. In Writing in Difficult Times, eleven young promising writers from Hong Kong wallow in some of their perhaps most confusing and troubling moments in life, and share their struggles. How do writers committed to crafted language maintain a dialogue with themselves? How does the dense urban living space affect creative outputs and thoughts? How do writers reflect on and evaluate gender roles, motherhood, and time? What roles does memory play in writing, if memory’s own language is not allowed to communicate? Each personal essay in this collection is available in both Chinese and English, hoping to build a timely and genuine connection with its readers, regardless of location and cultural background. Each word is a courageous sharing that makes a significant contribution to bilingual Hong Kong literary writings today.
Nicholas Wong is the author of Crevasse (Kaya Press), winner of the 28th Lambda Literary Award in Gay Poetry. Wong has contributed writings to Manchester International Festival and 'One Hand Clapping,' an exhibition at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. His latest poetry collection, Besiege Me, was published by Noemi Press in 2021.
黃裕邦，香港詩人，現任教於香港教育大學。2016年憑Crevasse (《天裂》2015) 奪得第28屆 Lambda Literary Awards 的男同志詩歌組(Gay Poetry)獎項，是首位香港人獲得此殊榮。2018年推出中譯版《天裂》，並曾為 Manchester International Festival 及紐約 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 展覽項目作誇界創作。最新英文詩集為 Besiege Me (Noemi Press, 2021).
Li Mei Ting is a local critic, researcher, and teaches at tertiary institutes in Hong Kong. Her research interests include Hong Kong culture, literature and films, gender studies, and archival studies. She has worked as an editor for Fleurs des lettres, and published widely locally and in Taiwan. She is the recipient of the 2018 Hong Kong Arts Development Council Young Artist Award (Art Criticism).
Translators | 翻譯
Mary King Bradley, Kate Costello, Ernest Ip | 白逸晴、婁可語、葉梓誦