CONVERSATION | Distinguishing Truths From Lies

Sat Mar 09 2024 at 03:30 pm to 04:30 pm UTC+08:00

Fringe Jockey Club Studio Theatre | Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Literary Festival
Publisher/HostHong Kong International Literary Festival
CONVERSATION | Distinguishing Truths From Lies What makes it into a book? Find our from a journalist and an investigative reporter.
About this Event

Speakers: Miles Johnson & James Zimmerman


Event details

Date: 9 March (Saturday)

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Price: $398

Language: English

Format: Panel

Category: Epic Tales

Speaker Biography:

Miles Johnson is an investigative reporter for the Financial Times. He is the author of Chasing Shadows: A True Story of Drugs and War and the Secret World of International Crime. He joined the FT in 2008 and has reported from London and multiple other countries, including as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Madrid and New York.

James M. Zimmerman is the author of The Peking Express: The Bandits Who Stole a Train, Stunned the West, and Broke the Republic of China. He is a Beijing-based author and lawyer who has lived and worked in China for more than 25 years. He is the former four-term chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

Event Description:

Be privy to a conversation between two researchers - one a journalist and investigative reporter and the other a historical fiction researcher – that relied on a variety of resources to tell the stories of a drug war and a train robbery. How do they decide what’s factual and what’s not? What didn’t make it into the books, because they could not verify it to their level of standards? What level of research is required for different facts? What research did they come by that was absolute without a doubt? Which subjects or materials did they find suspect, and with what motive? Join this talk for a peek behind the scenes of the research it took for these two very distinct and deep pieces of work.


*Please note that photos and videos of participants may be taken during the activities,which may be used by the organiser and the major sponsor for educational and promotional purposes in any way deemed appropriate, including dissemination through printed and online channels. Participation in the programme will constitute the participants’ consent to the above arrangement.


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ABOUT HKILF

The Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF) inspires the joy of reading by bringing the world’s writers and stories to Hong Kong’s diverse communities. A dynamic year-round programme and an annual festival offer dialogue, entertainment and perspective, while the Young Readers Festival (YRF) motivates students to engage with all aspects of the written word, improving communication skills, while nurturing the art of writing and storytelling.

The annual festival features established and emerging writers from around the world, alongside local literary talents, in a programme that includes panel discussions, book talks, readings, workshops, walks, school programmes, performances, and more.

To find more, please visit our officail website: https://www.festival.org.hk/


Event Venue

Fringe Jockey Club Studio Theatre, Fringe Club 藝穗會, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Tickets

HKD 398.00

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