22 March 2006

HKBU Writer-in-Residence Li Rui meets local writers and scholars


Mr. Li Rui, a distinguished writer of fiction best known for a series of short stories published under the title Houtu, is this year's Writer-in-Residence in HKBU International Writers Workshop (IWW) programme. The University held a reception to welcome Mr. Li today (22 March).

From mid-March to early June, Mr. Li, whose Houtu won the China Times Literary Prize as well as 8th National Award for the best short stories, will conduct a six-session fiction writing workshop for undergraduate and graduate students, give public talks, hold a creative writing seminar and attend a symposium.

Mr. Li Rui began writing fiction in the 1970s and his first masterpiece appeared in 1974. He has published five novels, several novellas and several volumes of short stories. In 2004, Mr. Li won the French award L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his contributions to arts and literature. In addition to winning awards his works have appeared in Swedish, English, French, Japanese, German, Dutch and other languages. Recent publications include Yingcheng Gushi and the eight-volume Dongyue Wenku: Li Rui Collection.

For details of the Writer-in-Residence 2006, please contact IWW at 3411 7173 or visit the website at http://www.iww.hkbu.edu.hk.


Media enquiries: Amanda Lau of the Communication and Public Relations Office (3411 7963, 7472 2122).