Category: About Writing

Twenty Three published

Hong Kong Future Perfect, a collection of twenty stories about the Hong Kong of the future, was launched last night. I’m still reading the others, but here’s how my contribution starts… — Twenty Three Making lasagna is always an adventure, and George likes to give Fan a thrill now and again. And what better way to celebrate the… Read more »

Points of View

Hunters in the Dark by Lawrence Osborne and In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner are both, as it happens, set in Cambodia. And there the similarity ends – but there are plenty of reviews that will explain why. What prompted this post was the points of view from which they were written,… Read more »

Re-Typing

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra is a great book, and deserves all the praise that’s been heaped on it. You can find reviews of it all over the place. What I want to add is a little different. In the author’s notes, Anthony says that he re-typed his book four times to get to the… Read more »