Archive for December, 2012

December 5, 2012

Northern Girls nominated for the Man Asian Literary Prize

I’m pleased to announce that Sheng Keyi’s Northern Girls has been nominated for the Man Asian Literary Prize.

Congratulations, Sheng Keyi!


Time Out! Hong Kong’s coverage

December 2, 2012

Hit or Miss, November 2012

Here’s what I’ve been reading and viewing for the past month.  (You can click on the links for short reviews or comments I’ve left elsewhere.)


  • The Master (Colm Toibin)
  • The Sun is Not for Us (onstage)
  • The Craft of Gardens (Ji Cheng)
  • Lao She in London (Anne Witchard)
  • Continuous Growth (onstage)
  • Interpreting Another Culture (an unpublished dissertation by Betty Barr)
  • In the Company of Heroes (Verena Tay)

Along with the most recent issues and several back issues of the magazines Scifaikuest, Star*Line, Micro Art, The World of Chinese


Neither Hit Nor Miss

  • The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
  • 《驴得水》

(both of these two got mixed reviews from me)



So how was October reading and viewing for you?