City on Fire longlisted for Walkley

Antony Dapiran’s City on Fire: the fight for Hong Kong has been longlisted for the 2020 Walkley Book Award.

The Walkley Book Award recognises excellence in Australian nonfiction and long-form journalism. The shortlist will be announced on 5 November and the winners will be announced on 20 November in a ceremony to be broadcast live on Sky News Extra and streamed on the Walkley website from 7pm AEST.

Congratulations to Antony and all the longlisted authors.

City on Fire

A long-term resident and expert observer of dissent in Hong Kong takes readers to the frontlines of Hong Kong’s revolution.

Through the long, hot summer of 2019, Hong Kong burned. Anti-government protests, sparked by a government proposal to introduce a controversial extradition law, grew into a pro-democracy movement that engulfed the city for months. Protesters fought street battles with police, and the unrest brought the People’s Liberation Army to the doorstep of Hong Kong. Driven primarily by youth protesters with their ‘Be water!’ philosophy, borrowed from hometown hero Bruce Lee, this…

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