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Jane Houng

Jane Houng has lived in Hong Kong and China since 1985. She grew up in the UK and studied at a specialist music school in Manchester, and Cambridge University. Musical performance has been a constant theme of her life but she has also worked in academia, journalism, business and English teaching. In 1981 Jane wrote 'Bathroom Parley' which was short-listed by Faber and Faber for a compilation of novellas by young writers. In 2006 she published two educational text books for Pearson Education Asia: 'Primary Longman Express Mock Papers for the Territory-wide System Assessment for Primary 3 and Primary 6'. In 2011 she published the children's story 'Lantau Life', and 'Houng's', a non-fiction book about the early life of her husband in China. Both are available for sale on Amazon. Her YA Chinese vampire novel 'Bloodswell' was published by QX Publishing, an imprint of Commercial Press Hong Kong, in 2012. Her collection of children’s chapter books ‘Cat Soup and Other Short Stories’ was published by QX Publishing in April 2016. Her collection of Chinese folk and fairy tales ‘Pun Choi’ will be published by QX Publishing in the autumn of 2016. From September 2016 Sing Tao Publishers will publish a collection of short biographies of famous Hong Kong people for children. From 2017 Jane will publish 7-8 titles with Oxford University Press. She has also published children's dramas, a radio play, poems and short stories for adults. In July 2014 Jane graduated with an MFA (Writing for Children and Young Adults) from Vermont College of Fine Arts, US. She writes literary reviews for the Asian Review of Books. She is also a member of the US organisation SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), APWT (Asia Pacific Writers & Translators), WIPS (Women in Publishing Society) and two critique groups.

Member Since: 8/11/2016

Country: Hong Kong

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