Transcending Boundaries: A panel discussion with Sara Wheeler, Tim Moore and Chip Tsao
Please note that due to the Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 8, the panel discussion with Tim Moore, Sara Wheeler and Chip Tsao at Hong Kong Book Fair at 11.30am today (23 July) will be cancelled.
Co-organised by the British Council and Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Date: Sunday, 23 July 2017
Time: 11.30 - 13.00
Venue: Room S222-223, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai
Speaker: Sara Wheeler (United Kingdom), Tim Moore (United Kingdom), Chip Tsao (Hong Kong)
Conducted in English
Free admission. Register HERE.
Contemporary travel narratives are more than a way to explore place, otherness, belonging and home. What accounts for their continued appeal? Is there a longing for a nostalgic experience that calls for adventure? Is it a need to discover or escape? Does travel writing express something we rarely see addressed in other forms of writing? Moderated by Chip Tsao, and joined by British travel writers Sara Wheeler and Tim Moore, the panel discussion will help familiarise readers with the various forms of travel literature and explore why contemporary travel writing continues to provoke wide interest across the world.
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About the Writers
Sara Wheeler is a prize-winning non-fiction writer. Her books include the international bestseller Terra Incognita, which tells the story of a seven-month journey in Antarctica. The Daily Telegraph reviewer wrote of it, ‘I do not think there will ever be a better book written about the Antarctic.’ Other books include The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle (winner of the Banff Adventure Travel Prize), and Access All Areas: Selected Writings, 1990-2010. Sara is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Contributing Editor of The Literary Review and a Trustee of The London Library. She contributes to a wide range of publications in the UK and US and broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio.
Tim Moore is the author of nine travelogues, two of which have been serialised for BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week, and was named Travel Writer of the Year at the 2004 UK Press Awards. He has walked 500 miles across Spain with only a donkey for company (Spanish Steps), roamed the continent from Liverpool to Lisbon to track down the Eurovision contestants who suffered the entertainment world's prime humiliation (Nul Points), sort-of conquered the Tour de France on a diet of ProPlus (caffeine tablets) and rosé wine (French Revolutions), and ridden the 3,200km route of the notorious 1914 Giro d’Italia, handicapped by a century-old, wooden-wheeled bicycle and an unbelievably daft period outfit (Gironimo!). Most recently, in defiance of the ageing process and every pleading dictate of basic reason, he undertook a cycling odyssey more ambitious – and more silly – than both of those combined, riding 8,500km from the Arctic to the Black Sea on an East German shopping bike. Somehow, he still lives in London.