Dr Chu Siu-cheung (left) and Dr Chow Yiu-fai win Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature


朱少璋博士(左)和周耀輝博士在香港中文文學雙年獎中獲獎

Date: 06 Nov 2015 (Friday)

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HKBU writers scoop five prizes in Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature

浸大人於中文文學雙年獎奪五獎項

HKBU writers shined again in the literary arena, with three scholars, one student and one alumnus winning prizes in the 13th Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature.

Among the winners, Dr Chu Siu-cheung, Senior Lecturer of the Language Centre, clinched the first prize in the prose category with his book A private domain, while Mr Lau Wai-shing, PhD student of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, took the first prize in the poem category with his work How broad are plank roads of sunshine. Dr Wong Leung-wo, a PhD graduate of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, captured the first prize in the novel category with his entry Breakthrough from Hell.

Dr Chow Yiu-fai, Assistant Professor of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, received the recommendation prize in the prose category for his book A long long farewell, while Dr Lim Chin-chown, Associate Professor of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, obtained the recommendation prize in the literary criticism category with his work 身體與符號建構:重讀中國現代女性文學.

This is the third time Dr Chu Siu-cheung has won the Biennial Award. He feels greatly encouraged that his writing continuously echoes readers’ sentiments and arouses their interest. Earlier in October, A private domain also won a Best Book Award in the Hong Kong Golden Book Awards.

Dr Chow Yiu-fai said he is pleased to claim the prize since this is the first literary award given to his works other than lyric writing. He said that the book is dedicated to his mother so this award is even more meaningful as it serves as a token to remember her by.

For Dr Lim Chin-chown, this is his second time to receive the Biennial Award, which he considers as an encouragement and a recognition of his work.

Organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, the Awards aim to recognise the outstanding achievements of Hong Kong writers and encourage authors to continue creating distinguished Chinese literary works. This year, a total of 10 prizes were given in five categories: poetry, prose, short story, literary criticism and children’s literature.

浸大人最近在文學領域再顯光芒,三位學者、一位同學和一位校友的作品分別在「第十三屆香港中文文學雙年獎」中取得獎項。

語文中心高級講師朱少璋博士憑散文集《梅花帳》贏得散文組首獎,人文及創作系博士研究生劉偉成同學的《陽光棧道有多寬》獲新詩組首獎,而中國語言文學系校友王良和博士則以《破地獄》一書獲得小說組首獎。

此外,人文及創作系助理教授周耀輝博士以作品《紙上染了藍》取得散文組推薦獎,而中國語言文學系副教授林幸謙博士的《身體與符號建構:重讀中國現代女性文學》則獲得文學評論組推薦獎。

今次是朱少璋博士第三度獲得雙年獎,他說,《梅花帳》得獎是很大的鼓勵:「感覺上作品還能引起讀者的共鳴,不算太落後。文學創作可以是事業也可以是興趣,『事業』也許需要獎項的肯定,『興趣』則不妨自得其樂;兩者都是一輩子的事。」《梅花帳》於10月時亦獲得「香港金閱獎」文史哲類「最佳書籍獎」。

周耀輝博士說:「做了文字創作20多年,得過一些歌詞的獎,以外的文學獎,這是第一個,而因為《紙上染了藍》得獎,我特別欣慰。書,是我對我媽媽的悼念,和挽留,『我決定書寫,證實她的大半生沒有白過。』得獎,這個證實好像實在了一些,我的挽留好像留下多一些。好像,我看到她微笑。」

林幸謙博士是第二次獲得該獎項,他表示獲獎是對他的肯定和鼓勵。

「香港中文文學雙年獎」由香港公共圖書館和香港藝術發展局合辦,旨在表揚香港作家的傑出成就,鼓勵作家繼續創作優秀的中文文學作品,本年度在新詩、散文、小說、文學評論和兒童文學五個組別共頒發10個獎項。