Chinese language alumnus wins HKBU’s first Hung Leung Hau Ling Young Writer Award
23 Oct 2017
The Hong Kong Literature Promotion Platform of the University announced the result of its first Hung Leung Hau Ling Young Writer Award. The prize went to young poet and novelist Mr Li Chiu-chun, an alumnus of HKBU’s Department of Chinese Language and Literature.
A prize presentation was held on 20 October, at which guest of honour Mr Tsai Yim-pui, a renowned writer, presented the award to Mr Li. At the event, Mr Li also shared his creative writing experience and recited his work.
Mr Li is currently a research assistant, a teacher in creative writing in secondary schools and an editor of local literature magazine Fleurs des Lettres. He started writing poems and novels during his undergraduate studies, and won a number of literary awards in recent years, including the Intervarsity Literary Award (2017, 2015), Global Youth Chinese Literary Award (2017), Talent Development Scholarship of the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund (2016, 2015), Award for Creative Writing in Chinese (2016), City Literary Award (2014) and Youth Literary Award (2014).
Supported by Ms Belinda Hung Kwai-yi, Director of the Hung Hing Ying and Leung Hau Ling Charitable Foundation, the Hung Leung Hau Ling Young Writer Award was set up by HKBU’s Hong Kong Literature Promotion Platform with the aim of encouraging young writers in Hong Kong to pursue creative writing. The prize of the Award is HK$80,000.