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The International Proverse Prize for Unpublished Non-fiction, Fiction and Poetry is open to all irrespective of residence, citizenship or nationality.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.
PLEASE NOTE: For best results, when reading pdf documents (there are several on this website), it is important to have the latest pdf reader, available free from
FORTHCOMING / RECENT EVENTS / NOTICES
9 APRIL 2015
The Proverse Spring Reception will be held on Thursday, 9 April 2015 in Central Hong Kong. The final results of the Proverse Prize 2014 will be announced and new books launched. Mark your diaries!
Gillian Bickley and Mary-Jane Newton participated in the International Festival, "Poetry Nights", held from 9-15 July in Romania.
Kate Rogers and Mary-Jane Newton with Sayed Gouda participated in Kubrick Poetry's Hong Kong Literature Festival event, "Enchanting English Poems: Cities and Memories", hosted by Polly Ho and Atom Cheung on 29 June.
Mary-Jane Newton and friends read from her second poetry-collection, "Unlocking", at the Hong Kong Festival Fringe "Dairy", 2 Lower Albert Road, Central Hong Kong, on 4 June.
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'!
A book-signing by prize-winning and best-selling author, Peter Gregoire, took place at Dymocks, IFC, Hong Kong, on Thursday, 15 January 2015. His second Scott Lee mystery novel, "The Devil You Know", was warmly received..
The bookstore closes on Friday, 25 January. Hurry to purchase a copy of the book by Friday, 23 January!
"A clever, cutting, and timely novel in this season of discontent. A page turner packing action, humour, and biting observations." – Jason Y. Ng, author of Hong Kong State of Mind and No City for Slow Men
The Devil You Know is Peter Gregoire’s follow-up to his well-received first novel, the legal thriller set in Hong Kong, Article 109, joint-winner of the international Proverse Prize 2011, which reached Number One on Dymocks list of best-sellers.
The author, Peter Gregoire works as a legal counsel in theHong Kong financial services industry and is an Honorary Lecturer at theUniversity ofHong Kong.
About the new book: A pressing need for income tempts Scott Lee to take on media tycoon, Rufus Lam’s case. It seems like a straightforward enough missing person’s search. – Find out what happened to Rufus Lam’s friend and close business partner, Terence Auyeung. –Take the money and move on. That’s the aim. A nice distraction too, from the growing malaise into which Hong Kong, the once vibrant city which has been Scott’s home for the past ten years, is slowly sinking. Sure, it’s 2017 and the city is about to elect its new Chief Executive. But not with the election systemHong Kong people want,Beijing has seen to that. The dream of democracy – true democracy – ended in 2014 when the initial exhilaration of the Umbrella Protests petered into nothing. But as Scott digs deeper in his search for Auyeung, he soon discovers that the Umbrella Generation never dissipated. It just went into hibernation, waiting for the right leader and the right time, to take up the cause once more. That leader is none other than Scott’s client, Rufus Lam. That time is now. And Scott’s caught right in the middle of it.
PROVERSE NEW BOOKS AVAILABLE
Newly-launched Proverse books are already available from
Dymocks IFC, Hong Kong;
Select Books, Singapore;
and by order from UK bookstores.
You may also order directly from the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, who are our Hong Kong and world-wide distributors,
or from this Proverse Hong Kong website.
24 NOVEMBER 2014
THE PROVERSE PUBLISHING PARADE 2014
THE PROVERSE PRIZE 2014 SHORTLIST
THE PROVERSE PRIZE 2013:
LAUNCH OF ENTERED WORK
"In Vitro", Laura Solomon's first poetry collection (2nd edition) has been released. Please visit our distributor's website: chineseupress.com for details.
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
Interested to enter for The Proverse Prize? -- You may like to add your name to our free E-Newsletter distribution list to receive the call for entries and any reminders from time to time.
INTERNATIONAL PROVERSE PRIZE FOR UNPUBLISHED WRITING, 2015
If you missed the deadlines in 2014, plan to meet them in 2015!
THE PROVERSE PRIZE 2015
The dates for entering for the Proverse Prize 2015 are as follows:
Receipt of Entry Fees / Entry Forms begins: 14 April 2015.
Deadline for receipt of Entry Fees / Entry Forms: 31 May 2015.
Receipt of manuscripts begins: 1 May 2015.
Deadline for receipt of entered manuscripts: 30 June 2015.
The Entry Documents for 2015 will be available on 31 March 2015!
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).
-- Join our E-Newsletter list to receive early invitations to register to attend Proverse events!
HAVE A BOOK YOU WANT TO PUBLISH?
LIKE WRITING REVIEWS?
INTERESTED IN OUR NEWSLETTERS?
WANT TO READ REVIEWS OF OUR BOOKS?
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.
WANT INSTANT INFORMATION?
Follow us on Twitter.
To know more about Proverse, submitting a publishing proposal to Proverse, and/or entering for the international Proverse Prize, browse the Proverse website: http://www.proversepublishing.com or take a look at the publishers' pages which are included in most Proverse books.
To be put on the free E-Newsletter list, email info[AT]proversepublishing.com, subject line "E-Newsletter subscription request".
FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES OR TO ARRANGE AN AUTHOR'S VISIT to your school, club or reading-group, or to speak or meet with any other interested audience, please email: Proverse at: info[AT]proversepublishing.com
To visit or return to the Proverse Hong Kong homepage, please see: Proverse Hong Kong Proverse Publishing.
Copyright Proverse Hong Kong Proverse Publishing