This afternoon, I attended the book launch of “New Tales of the South China Sea”, the official anthology of the Young Writers Award 2010. The anthology is a collection of outstanding entries for the Hong Kong Young Writers Awards 2010.
The launch itself was a simple ceremony. The writer of each of the ‘winning’ entries was invited to read an extract from their winning piece, and asked by the host, Nury Vittachi, how they got the idea for their work. Afterwards, these young ‘winners’ stayed behind to sign their work for interested parties.
I hope there’re more events of this kind in Hong Kong. I’m sure there are plenty of talented young writers in Hong Kong, whose work we should celebrate.