Hong Kong International - Young Readers Festival 2012



Our next Festival will take place from 9 to 20 March 2015. Save the date and we look forward to seeing you then! Until then, do send us your feedback or suggestions. You can reach us at info@youngreadersfestival.org.hk.


The ever popular author talks and workshops have been released! Please download the School Info Pack and start booking!

What’s New!

We have invited a number of exciting speakers with varied backgrounds and expertise to participate in our festival this spring, including several illustrators, a filmmaker, and a newspaper columnist. Authors currently confirmed are:
Jon Berkeley, an Irish author and illustrator of many books, including Chopsticks, which takes place at Hong Kong’s Jumbo Floating Seafood Restaurant. Jon also illustrates for Time magazine, The Sunday Times and The Economist, among others.
AJ Betts, the Australian author of young adult novel Zac and Mia, which won the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing and the 2014 NSW Premier’s Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature.
Matt Dickinson, an award-winning filmmaker and writer with twenty years experience in the high-risk world of mountain expeditions, and a director/cameraman for National Geographic Television, Discovery Channel and the BBC. He is the author of The Everest Files, which has been long-listed for the prestigious Carnegie Medal.
Alan Gibbons, a multi-award-winning writer based in the UK. Winner of fifteen literary awards including the televised Blue Peter Book Award, Alan has been shortlisted twice for the Carnegie Medal. He visits 180 schools a year as a performer, leader of writing workshops and educational consultant.
Kelly Yang, the Hong Kong-based author of Where’s Broccoli, a picture book, and a columnist for the South China Morning Post. She is also a college admissions consultant.