Liu Waitong 廖偉棠

Liu Waitong is a poet, writer and photographer. He was born in Guangdong in 1975 and moved to Hong Kong in 1997. In 2001, Liu went to Beijing where he lived for five years before returning to Hong Kong. He has been awarded several literary prizes in Hong Kong and Taiwan, including the China Times Literary Award, the United Daily News Award, and the Hong Kong Arts Development Award for Best Artist (Literature). He often receives invitations to participate in local and international literary events, including the Taipei Poetry Festival in 2011 and Poetry International Rotterdam in 2013. Since his debut in 1995, Liu has published eleven collections of poetry, along with several books of critical essays and photography.