Marie Lu, the New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy and The Young Elites
Padma Venkatraman, PhD in oceanography, the author of three award-winning, critically acclaimed novels
Matt Dickinson, an award-winning filmmaker and writer about mountain expeditions
Kelly Yang, the Hong Kong-based author of Where’s Broccoli, a picture book, and a columnist for the South China Morning Post
Mayer Brown JSM Writer-in-Residence, Alan Gibbons, an award-winning author and independent educational consultant
Gavin Coates, a landscape architect and university lecturer, a Hong Kong-based illustrator, cartoonist and author of children’s books on environmental conservation
AJ Betts, the Australian author of young adult award-winning novel Zac and Mia
Lenore Look, an award-winning author of the Alvin Ho series and the Ruby Lu series
Kate O’Hearn, an international bestselling author based in England, best known for the Pegasus and Valkyrie series.
NURY “MR JAM” VITTACHI, one of Asia’s most widely published authors, best known for the Jeri Telstar book series
Jon Berkeley, an Irish author and illustrator of many books, including Chopsticks
Ofeoritse 'Itse' Daibo, a Nigerian short story writer based in Hong Kong. She is also a co-founder of Just Write and a contributor to the Economist's online blog, Look Ahead
The Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival 2015 has now ended.
This year, the Festival brought budding bookworms to fantastical worlds, real and imagined. Together, we spanned the globe: we climbed to the summit of Mount Everest, explored Hong Kong, and visited places that exist only the brilliant imaginations of our festival authors—and, of course, those of their readers.
The 4th edition of the Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival featured award-winning and bestselling writers in all genres, spanning fiction and nonfiction, adventure and realism. This year and every year, we are excited to share the stories and ideas of great international and local writers and thinkers, filmmakers and illustrators.
If you’d like to adventure with us, please sign up for our mailing list and save the date: the 5th Annual Young Readers Festival will be held from 7 to 18 March 2016, and it’s shaping up to be the best one yet.