Hong Kong Literary Festival director to leave

The festival was caught in a controversy after two venues declined to host talks by dissident Chinese writer Ma Jian.

Ma Jian (right) speaking at the Hong Kong Literary Festival held in Tai Kwun.  Photo: AFP

Phillipa Milne, the director of the Hong Kong Literary Festival, is leaving the organisation following the conclusion of the event last month.

The annual festival found itself at the centre of a dispute after Chinese dissident writer Ma Jian was denied a venue by Tai Kwun, a heritage arts centre in central Hong Kong. The venue, funded and managed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, cited that it does not want to become used as...

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