Elizabeth Vongsaravanh is a native of Hungary. She is currently operating a cosy 1920s-style cocktail bar in Luang Prabang. Her art and writing are a reflection of her constant need to change, and a constant desire for permanence. A petal in the wind, a rock at the bottom of a lake, she strives to find balance through creation.
Kaori West is an artist and a flautist. Born in Tokyo, married to an Englishman, she is a mother of three. After working in architectural firms and investment banks in US and Japan, she moved to Hong Kong in 2007.
Vikki has worked for many years as an editor and writer for publishers in Hong Kong and overseas. She has a special interest in children’s fiction/non-fiction, educational and academic publishing and the arts, and is also experienced as a copywriter for non-profit organizations. Before moving to Hong Kong, she worked as a translator and English teacher in Berlin.
Pam has been illustrating for 40 years, living in New York, London, Europe and Hong Kong. Her permanent studio is in London.
She sketched the lead up to and during the handover in 1997 and spent sometime in Hong Kong recently, reviewing the dramatic changes. Currently, in London, she completing a book, From British Hong Kong to Chinese Sovreignty.
Foremost a rider – side saddle her favourite seat – this former consultant to the British Equestrian Federation was inspired to write a book about the horses of China following a visit to breeder friends in Kentucky. She has since received a grant from the HKADC and a publication offer from Homa and Sekey for a scheduled book release in the USA in 2020.
Polly provides rapid and efficient layout and design with competitive rates. Her major clients include the Hong Kong Gardening Society (The Gardener Hong Kong), Gloom, Boom and Doom Report by Dr Marc Faber, the Royal Geographical Society (The Globe), Zetland Hall (annual calendar), India Capital Fund (financial statements) and many more.
Half-Italian, half-Hongkonger, Gabriella recently undertook an overland journey back to HK after many years abroad. Previously working on EU policy and human rights, she now runs programmes to advance women leaders at The Women's Foundation. With a deep love for her city, she also writes stories about its people, food and culture for magazines.