Dr Antony Huen
Antony Huen is a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Arts and Social Sciences of Hong Kong Metropolitan University. He writes about contemporary poetry and creative writing and he is the winner of the inaugural Wasafiri Essay Prize. He has taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, and the University of York.
Dr Patrick Holland
Patrick Holland was born and grew up in outback Australia. He is the author of seven full-length works of fiction and creative non-fiction, including the novel The Mary Smokes Boys and the travel essay collection Riding the Trains in Japan. His work has been published in Australia, the USA, Italy, Japan, Ireland and the UK. He is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Prof Eddie Tay
Born in Singapore, Eddie Tay teaches courses on creative writing and poetry at the Department of English, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also involved in the department's Masterclasses initiative, whereby he engages creative writers to conduct creative writing workshops for secondary school students. He is the author of four volumes of poetry. His first, remnants, consists of renditions of mythic and colonial history of Malaya as well as an homage to the Tang Dynasty poets Li Bai, Du Fu and Li He. His second volume, A Lover’s Soliloquy, extends his interests in Tang Dynasty poetry through renditions of the erotic poetry of Li Shang-yin. It also explores the language of eroticism in modern city life. His third, The Mental Life of Cities, is a winner of the 2012 Singapore Literature Prize. In it, he experiments with bilingual (English-Chinese) poetry. His fourth collection is Dreaming Cities.
Prof Jessica Valdez
Jessica R. Valdez is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong. Her areas of research include the history of the novel, media studies, and nineteenth-century literature and culture. Her first monograph, Plotting the News in the Victorian Novel, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2020.
Ms Janice Leung Hayes
For over a decade, Janice Leung has written, spoken, advised and produced films and videos on the subjects of food, luxury travel, social media, and sustainability. Although based in Hong Kong, her writing can be found across the globe, in such publications as The New York Times, Monocle, Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, Hong Kong Tatler, South China Morning Post, Eater, and more. She started her career in food writing first at a community magazine in Melbourne, and in Hong Kong at LUXE City Guides. In 2016, she co-founded multimedia creative agency Capsule48.
Ms Dannie Higginbotham
Dannie Higginbotham is the Web Editor for Young Post. She has previously lived and worked in South Korea, Ecuador and the United States, and has a Master's degree in International and Public Affairs from the University of Hong Kong. She specialises in topics related to health and wellness, relationships, international relations and US politics and history.
Dr Tammy Lai-Ming Ho
Tammy Lai-Ming Ho is a founding co-editor of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, an editor of the academic journal Hong Kong Studies, and the English Editor of Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine. She is also the President of PEN Hong Kong, an Associate Director of One City One Book Hong Kong, a Junior Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Humanities, and an Advisor to the Leeds Centre for Chinese Writing. Her first poetry collection is Hula Hooping, for which she won the Young Artist Award in Literary Arts, presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. She has edited or co-edited a number of literary volumes focusing on Hong Kong. She is currently an Associate Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University, where she teaches poetics, modern drama, and contemporary fiction.
Mr Albert Wan
Albert is a co-founder of Bleak House Books, an independent English-language bookshop in Hong Kong. Before becoming a bookseller, Albert had a solo law practice in Atlanta, Georgia, where he specialized in criminal and civil rights matters. Born and educated in the United States, Albert now calls Hong Kong home, along with his wife and two children. He likes scotch, baseball and old movies. His favorite writer is George Orwell. On most days you can find Albert at the bookshop (on the 27th floor in the working class San Po Kong area) cataloging books and writing Instagram posts about books, politics, and #hkpeoplereading.
Prof David Huddart
David Huddart works at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he is Professor of English Literary Studies, Head of the Division of English, and currently Acting Chair of the Department of English. He writes about the environmental humanities, English as a global language, and different kinds of life writing.
Mr Pete Spurrier
London-born Pete Spurrier arrived in Hong Kong in 1993 after a two-year journey along the Silk Road from Europe. In the years since then, he has written three bestselling guidebooks, edited a monthly magazine and contributed stories to anthologies, regional newspapers and other publications. He now runs the locally focused publishing house Blacksmith Books, which specialises in memoir.