Best Literary Event

In Hong Kong, as in any big city, the love of money will almost always trump the love of art?particularly an art as nebulous as English letters. But unlike many cities in the region, Hong Kong has found a way of supporting an Anglophone literary festival of real clout. It's an extraordinary development in a postcolonial society where, if pundits and think-piece writers are to be believed, the use and appreciation of English is in terminal decline. And to make the point that Mammon and the Muse can be quite compatible bedfellows when they choose, the festival is supported by the...

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