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Fri 16 June 2017: “Meet the author” Talk – The Art of Jimmy’s Picture Books 幾米的繪本藝術

Renowned Taiwanese illustrator & picture book writer, Mr. Jimmy Liao will be conducting a free talk at Hong Kong Central Library on June 16, 2017, co-organized by Bring Me A Book Hong Kong and Hong Kong Public Libraries. He will share his story behind how and why he created “Forget to Kiss” and his views on the environment, land and life. Don’t miss it!

Date: Jun 16, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (registration starts at 6:30 p.m.)
Venue: Lecture Theatre, G/F, Hong Kong Central Library
Target: For readers aged 12 or above
Remarks: Conducted in Putonghua. Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration is required.
Enquiry: 2127 4533
(The talk will be cancelled when typhoon signal No. 8 or above or Black rainstorm warning is hoisted or remains hoisted 2 hours before the starting time.)


About Jimmy Liao (幾米):

Jimmy began creating illustrated books in 1998, expanding the readership of picture books beyond children to general audiences. Since he began to devote himself to picture books, he has published more than 50 works in all. His books have been translated into numerous languages, including English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Greek, German, Korean, Thai, Russian, Polish, Estonian, and Swedish. He has also created original works for British, American, and Japanese publishers. Many of Jimmy’s works have been turned into musicals, television dramas, and films. A Fish that Smiled at Me won the prize for best short film at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival. Jimmy’s works have won several Golden Tripods Awards in Taiwan, the Belgian literary prize Le Prix Versele, the First Prize for artistic illustration from Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, and Peter Pan’s Silver Stars Prize from Sweden. He has also been nominated for the Swedish Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, which is the world’s most prestigious prize for literature aimed at children and youths.