The Consulate will be holding a booth at this year’s Hong Kong Book Fair! [fr]
Following the success of the French book at the Hong Kong Book Fair last year, the General Consulate of France in Hong Kong and Macao will be participating once year to this grand event.
This year, the Hong Kong Book Fair will take place from the 15th to the 21st of July. The Consulate will hold the booth number GH-L01 au Grand Foyer.
For the second consecutive year, a French pavillon will be present at the International Cultural Village of the Fair, with a triple-booth titled “Welcome to France!”. Further, the Consulate is excited to announce the visit of three renowned French authors as well as the participation of three French artists living in Hong Kong. They will have the opportunity to share their experiences with their audiences and express their emotions, distresses and expectations when writing their books.
This year, both cultural and literary activities will be held. The authors will be leading interactive workshops and talks as well as participating in a number of signing sessions. Books, catalogues and goodies related to French literature, arts and culture will also be featured, with editions in French, English and Chinese.
Supported by the French May, the French bookstore Parenthèses, Alliance Française de Hong Kong and Atout France (French Tourism Development Agency, the Consulate is thrilled to be part of the 26th edition of the Hong Kong Book Fair.
The Consulate has the pleasure of introducing the following three French visiting quthors. They will be invited for the “Public Sessions” at the Fair, sharing their views on their specialized topics and interacting with the Hong Kong readers.
- Christophe Ono-dit-biot:
Author and journalist, Christophe Ono-Dit-Biot is today Deputy Director of the newspaper Le Point. He also regularly participates to television and radio series, notably on Canal+ and France Culture. Author of five books, he was awarded the "Grand Prix du Roman de l’Académie Française" in 2013 for his novel, Plonger.
- Timothée de Fombelle:
French novelist and playwright, Timothée de Fombelle made his debut with the play "Le Phare" in 2002, which was awarded the "Prix du Souffleur". Today, his two books "Tobie Lolness" and "Vango" are enormously successful worlwide.
- Christian Heinrich:
Christian Heinrich is an exceptional illustrator and the man behind the series "The Little Chicks". Translated in many languages and with millions of copies sold worldwide, the series of twelve picture books continues to enchant children everwhere in the world.
For the first time, three French authors living in Hong Kong will host different “Night Activities” at the Fair. They will lead educational yet entertaining workshops to visitors, followed by a signing session:
- Emilie Saint Pé:
Emilie Saint Pé combines the finesse of Chinese characters with the beauty of French language and culture in her two educational books "Comme chient et chat" and "C’est facile comme Bonjour!". These two works allow its reader to discover the French language in a fun and interactive way.
- Isabelle Demenge:
Author of the series "Leap & Hop", a series of interactive travel scrapbooks for children, Isabelle Demenge takes her reader on a journey throughout the world, from Hong Kong, to Paris, through India and Cambodia. Her work engages children to travel and invest themselves actively in their environment.
- Romain Jacquet Lagrèze:
Romain Jacquet Lagrèze has the eye to detect the most incongruous places in Hong Kong, where the savage jungle meets the urban world. His photographs highlight the extraordinary architecture of Hong Kong, whilst capturing the culture and buzz of this magical city.