A HONG KONG CRIME SCENE
Why We Recommend it
In this talk organised by the Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF), local crime fiction author Chan Ho-kei discusses his career and what makes Hong Kong a compelling setting for crime fiction with science fiction writer Albert Tam.
In The Borrowed (2016), Chan Ho-kei’s third book and the first to be translated into English, we follow Hong Kong detective Kwan Chun-dok across several decades and through various pivotal historical moments, from the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre to the 1997 handover, up to the present day when Kwan is asked to solve his final case—the murder of a local billionaire.
In this event, Chan talks to fellow Hong Kong author Albert Tam about his career and what makes Hong Kong a great crime fiction setting.