Members of HKBU recognised at Hong Kong Arts Development Awards
Two members of the HKBU community received significant accolades at the 16th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards in recognition of their artistic achievements. Dr Dorothy Tse Hiu-hung, Associate Professor of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, was named Artist of the Year (Literary Arts), and Ms Edith So Yuen-shan, an alumna of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, was presented with the Award for Young Artist (Literary Arts).
An expert in writing stories with a touch of magical realism, and an author who is keen on merging literature with life experiences, Dr Tse was praised by the judging panel as one of the few local writers with strong personal flair. Her short story collection The Ghost in the Umbrella was regarded by the panel as a distinctive work of unique style and rich imagery. Dr Tse’s other stories have also been published in English, which has successfully promoted Hong Kong’s literary works to overseas readers.
Ms So’s work There is Possibly a World to Live On is a diary of her personal experience of treating chronic illnesses. The judging panel commended this work for demonstrating the heart-stirring power of the literary arts, and they said that Ms So has a pleasantly delicate writing style with a strong vitality. The panel expects that it will become a classic, and it is worthy of being recognised.
The Awards are the flagship annual event organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. They recognise the hard work and outstanding achievements of local artists, arts organisations and groups in a variety of disciplines.