Proverse Hong Kong is based in Hong Kong with strong regional and international connections.
The International Proverse Prize for Unpublished Non-fiction, Fiction and Poetry is open to all irrespective of residence, citizenship or nationality.
The Publishers were born in the UK and have lived and worked in many countries. They visit, from time to time, Australia, Europe, Japan, Mainland China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the USA.
Occasionally we help distribute in Hong Kong books published elsewhere, which have topics, references, or associations with Hong Kong or other parts of Asia.
We welcome enquiries for co-published editions.
Hong Kong today does not really look like the tranquil scene above. From time to time we will put up some images of today's Hong Kong in a sub-page to our "Home" page. Do take a look at them! Everyone lives in a different city. Even if you live in Hong Kong, you may not have seen what we have seen. And if you do not live here, it will give you a context for understanding where we are and to guess at the circumstances in which we work.
Preparations for Chinese New Year 2011.
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FORTHCOMING / RECENT EVENTS / NOTICES
Proverse Prize 2012 Finalist, Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, was honoured by a launch of her book "Chasing Light", held at the National Art Gallery, Nassau, The Bahamas, on Wednesday, 12 March. The Governor, Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes lent their patronage and Sir Arthur gave a speech.
Roger Uren's book, "To Asian Lands", recently received an Australian launch.
Verner Bickley recently spoke at Kubrick, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Here are links to a write-up and video of the event.
TimeOut Hong Kong named James Tam's debut novel, "Man's Last Song", International Proverse Prize Finalist 2011, 'Book of the Fortnight'!
THE PROVERSE PRIZE 2013
At the Proverse Spring Reception, 15 April 2014, held in Central Hong Kong, Dr Verner Bickley, Co-Founder of the international Proverse Prize for unpublished writing, announced the winners in the 2013 competition.
First, Dr Bickley reported that, as in previous years, entries were received from around the world and the standard was very high. Again the judges had had difficulty in selecting a single winner. Once again, there are joint-winners of the Proverse Prize.
They are: James McCarthy for a biography and Sandra Powley (pen-name, Alex Reece Abbott) for a novel. Both live in the UK.
Supplementary prizes have been awarded to three writers. All live in Hong Kong. They are:
Andrew S. Guthrie, for a poetry collection;
Victor Apps (pen-name, Edward Saj), for an adult fairy story;
Chu Lai Ping, Jupy (pen-name, Jupy James), for a picture-book for children.
There may be one or two further Supplementary Prizes, to be announced later in the year.
Warm congratulations to all the winners!
It is hoped that the winning books will be launched in November this year (2014).
HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO's Wayne Yoshioka reports on the East-West Centre Informal Gathering occasioned by the visit of Dr Verner Bickley, first Director of the EWC Culture Learning Institute, and the launch of his book, "Steps to Paradise and Beyond".
Listen at the link that follows!
INTERNATIONAL PROVERSE PRIZE FOR UNPUBLISHED WRITING
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INTERNATIONAL PROVERSE PRIZE FOR UNPUBLISHED WRITING, 2014
If you missed the deadlines in 2013, plan to meet them in 2014!
The deadline for entry forms and fees to reach the Administrators is 31 May each year. The deadline for entered work to reach the Administrators is 30 June each year. We suggest you put the dates in your diary.
The Entry Documents for 2014 are now available!
Proverse friends at the 2012 Proverse Spring Reception. Five books were launched. The results of the international Proverse Prize competition 2011 were announced. -- Photo by Errol Patrick Hugh (A Personal Journey Through Sketching: The Sketcher's Art (Proverse, 2009).
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There are some excellent reviews in the November 2011 issue of Asian Cha of the following books published by Proverse: Akin Jeje's Smoked Pearl: Poems of Hong Kong and Beyond, Mary-Jane Newton's Of Symbols Misused, Jason S Polley's refrain and Laura Solomon's Instant Messages.
The same issue of Asian Cha also has an article by Verner Bickley about the development of Proverse as an international, Hong Kong-based publisher.
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