Mr Mak Shu-kin of Language Centre clinches Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature
23 Nov 2017
A collection of essays Glistening Rapids written by Mr Mak Shu-kin, Lecturer of the Language Centre, won the Biennial Award in the Essay Category of the 14th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature.
Glistening Rapids is the third collection of essays written by Mr Mak with all 16 pieces based on his personal experience. “Without the support and encouragement from senior authors, my teachers and friends, I believe I would not have been able to keep up my enthusiasm for writing. I would also like to thank the students who attended my creative writing class as they helped me stay fresh and motivated through the teaching and learning interaction,” said Mr Mak.
The Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature is organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in recognition of Hong Kong writers' outstanding achievement. Nominations were received for 242 books this year. Following selection and discussion by the adjudicators, two Biennial Awards and seven Recommended Prizes were awarded.