Excerpt from short story 'Field, Burning' published in The Queen of Statue Square, 2014. 

 

 

 


  Reading a short story at a literary salon in Hong Kong

Reading a short story at a literary salon in Hong Kong

 

FIELD, BURNING –

A short story

"Every night I smell that burning flesh again." 

In 2011, I wrote a short story that was submitted as my dissertation project at the University of East Anglia, where I studied English Literature and Creative Writing. The story followed Wen, a midwife practicing during the Boxer Rebellion in China in the early 20th century. 

Three years later, I was approached by Editors Xu Xi and Marshall Moore to contribute to their anthology The Queen of Statue Square, a volume specifically focused on fiction by Hong Kong writers. Wen's story grew, troublingly, into a narrative that spans hundreds of years. Current socio-political conflicts between Hong Kong and its colonial past, and China's rapid urbanization is reflected in country's xenophobic past; at the centre of this is Wen, whose guilt and actions I myself cannot even reconcile with. 

The Queen of Statue Square can be purchased here


LIARS' LEAGUE HONG KONG –

A live literary night


In 2012, I founded a branch of the live literary night Liars' League in Hong Kong. The event features original short fiction read by local actors. From 2012 to 2015, I managed and ran the League in Hong Kong. 

Opposite is a feature in the South China Morning Post about the event and my involvement in the literary scene in Hong Kong. 

To read more about Liars' League Hong Kong, visit the website