HKBU welcomes renowned novelist Professor Bi Feiyu as Writer-in-Residence
02 May 2014
The International Writers’ Workshop of HKBU held a Welcome Reception on Wednesday (30 April) to introduce renowned Mainland novelist Professor Bi Feiyu as Writer-in-Residence this year. Professor Bi will reside at HKBU in April and May and will conduct public lectures, talks and workshops on fiction writing to share his experience in writing with secondary and tertiary students, local writers as well as the public.
Professor Bi Feiyu is one of the most respected authors in China today. Currently a professor at Nanjing University, he was a teacher, a journalist and an editor.
Professor Bi began writing in the mid-1980s. He has won various literary prizes, including the Lu Xun Literary Prize twice, the Mao Dun Literary Prize and the awards for literature from People’s Literature. He also won the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2011 and an Award for Literature from Le Monde.
Professor Bi’s publications include Three Sisters, The Moon Opera, and numerous short stories. His works have been translated into English, French, German and other languages, and several of his stories have been adapted into TV programmes, films and dramas.
During his stay, Professor Bi delivered a talk entitled “When Literature Meets Movie” which was held on 27 April. He will also conduct a public talk for high school students on the coming Monday (5 May, 4:30 pm, Room RRS 905, Sir Run Run Shaw Building, Ho Sin Hang Campus).
For details on the Writer-in-Residence activities, please refer to the website www.iww.hkbu.edu.hk.