International Writers’ Workshop is delighted to announce Mr. Nam Le, winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize, as their featured writer for the 2019 Distinguished Writers Series hosted by the International Writers’ Workshop (IWW) at Hong Kong Baptist University in early October.

Author of the celebrated short story collection The Boat and the new nonfiction book On David Malouf: Writers on Writers, Mr. Le is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, and the International Dylan Thomas Prize, etc. Enclosed please find a short biography of Mr. Le for your reference.

IWW’s Distinguished Writers Series hosts a prominent international writer each year with a public reading on campus, a master class with students, and a public conversation with a Hong Kong-based writer.

Literary Reading
9 October 2019 (Wednesday) | 15:00 – 16:30
Tsang Chan Sik Yue Auditorium (AAB 201)
2/F Academic and Administration Building, Hong Kong Baptist University (Baptist University Road Campus), Kowloon Tong
Nam Le in Conversation
Dr. Tammy Lai-Ming Ho (Department of English Language and Literature (Moderator)
10 October 2019 (Thursday) | 18:00 – 19:30
Council Chamber (SWT 501), 5/F Shaw Tower, Hong Kong Baptist University (Shaw Campus), Kowloon TongBoth events are free & open to the public. If you are interested, simply register here: For group reservation, please email the details (name of group, number of seats, contact information) to

IWW was founded in 2004 as a signature programme of the Faculty of Arts in support of excellence in the literary arts. For enquiries, please contact us at 3411 2510 (Miss Denise Tam) or 3411 7173 (Miss Diana Au), or