‘He was a titan, a grandmaster’: How late novelist Liu Yichang ‘invented modern Hong Kong’

“Rusty feelings on a rainy day, thoughts play hide-and-seek among puffs of smoke.” Thus began Liu Yichang’s 1963 novel The Drunkard, signalling a fresh voice that would redefine Hong Kong literature and inspire countless storytellers – including world-renowned filmmaker Wong Kar-wai. Liu, who died last Friday aged 99, was best known for his modernist writing style and […]