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The International Proverse Prize for Unpublished Non-fiction, Fiction and Poetry is open to all irrespective of residence, citizenship or nationality.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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RECENT / FORTHOMING EVENTS /NOTICES
IN HONOLULU IN JUNE? -- A distinguished Proverse author will launch his book at the East West Center!
Here is the Flyer!
"Article 109" TOPS THE BESTSELLER LIST AGAIN!
Peter Gregoire, joint-winner of the International Proverse Prize 2011, with his first (legal) thriller, Article 109, set in Hong Kong, has for the second time topped the Dymocks list of Best Sellers.
See SCMP & Dymocks Booksellers Fiction List in "The Review", "Sunday Morning Post", 28 April 2013, p. 14.
Copies are on the shelves or available for order at Dymocks bookstores (including at the IFC), the Arts Centre Bookstore and elsewhere. They can also be ordered from the website of the ChineseUniversity of Hong Kong Press (chineseupress.com), who distribute in Hong Kong and internationally on behalf of Proverse.
This follows the very successful signing event at Dymocks IFC, Thursday, 31 January and his appearance as the guest of Phil Whelan on RTHK Radio 3 on Tuesday, 29 January.
Hurry to purchase your copy!
Article 109, set in Hong Kong, lifts the lid on Hong Kong's fragile status as an international finance centre and the role it has to play in China's unrelenting mach towards becoming the most poweful global economic superpower.
A real page-turner!
THE PROVERSE SPRING RECEPTION HAS BEEN HELD AT THE HELENA MAY INSTITUTE, 35 GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.
SIX BOOKS WERE LAUNCHED.
CONGRATULATIONS TO VERNER BICKLEY, SOPHRONIA LIU, LAURA SOLOMON, JAMES TAM, ROGER UREN.
DR VERNER BICKLEY, CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROVERSE PRIZE ANNOUNCED THE WINNERS IN THE 2012 PROVERSE PRIZE COMPETITION.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JOINT-WINNERS BIRGIT LINDER (poetry collection) AND SOPHRONIA LIU (semi-autobiographical memoirs).
CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS OF PUBLICATION PRIZES:
Patricia Glinton-Meicholas (The Bahamas), for a poetry collection;
Lawrence Gray (Hong Kong), for a short story collection;
Jan Pearson (Australia), for a novel;
Laura Solomon (New Zealand), for a novella;
Penelope Tremayne (Cornwall,UK) for a poetry collection.
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE THE PROVERSE SPRING RECEPTION PRESS RELEASE!
WANT TO ENTERTAIN AND INSTRUCT
YOUR CHILDREN AND STUDENTS?
Our new edition of Poems to Enjoy, the 5-book graded poetry anthology, edited by Verner Bickley, may be the answer!
Book 1 and Book 3 are already available. Book 2 will appear shortly. Books 4 and 5 will also be published in 2013. Our distributor is offering a special discount for pre-orders of all five books.
Please see the Poems to Enjoy, Books 1-5, order form.
We suggest you benefit from the special offer, made by our distributor, CUHK Press, for book purchases during and shortly after the Hong Kong Book Fair 2012. Please see the attached information and order form.
ON THE BOOKSHELVES
We were delighted, recently visiting a Hong Kong bookshop, to see how many of our authors are represented on the shelves. Visit our "On the Bookshelves" page to see what we mean!
HONG KONG WORLD BOOKS
Proverse books are truly spreading their wings worldwide!
All books are available in and through Hong Kong bookstores and worldwide as distributed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press. Books are also available at or by order through bookshops in the UK, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau and Andorra. It is not quite too late to get copies as holiday gifts, or as holiday reading for oneself!
Click the following buttons at the top of this page to see details of our books and for purchase information:
Featured Publications; Fiction; Non-Fiction; Hong Kong Focus; Olympic Games, Soccer; Poetry; Memoirs; (Auto-)Biography; Travel Books; Chinese Language Books, Educational.
Proverse books can be ordered online. They can also be purchased and/or ordered through bookshops in Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and the UK.
DISCOUNT FOR READING GROUPS
Multiple copies of one title ordered directly from Proverse Hong Kong by one member of a group for posting to one Hong Kong address at one time will attract a 15% discount from the Hong Kong retail price. (This offer cannot be combined with any other special offer.) Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write "Reading Group" in the subject line.
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, 2013
If you missed the deadlines in 2012, plan to meet them in 2013!
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.
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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