Why We Recommend it

In this talk organised by the Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF), Japanese novelist Hideo Yokoyama talks to Yoshiko NakanoAssistant Professor in the Department of Japanese Studies at the University of Hong Kongabout his career and the success of his latest novel, Six Four.


When Six Four was released in Yokoyama’s home country, Japan, it became a publishing phenomenon, selling a million copies in six days and making the author one of the country’s most famous crime writers. As much a penetrating exploration of the Japanese psyche as a “Japano-Noir” police procedural about kidnappings and cover-ups, Six Four is now, following its English translation, also making huge waves worldwide.

In this special talk, Hideo Yokoyama will discuss the success of his novel and his career with scholar and editor Yoshiko Nakano.


When: 5 Nov 2017 - 5 Nov 2017 Where: The University of Hong Kong, Wang Gungwu Theatre – Graduate House, No. 3 University Drive, The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam – Southern District