Killing the Angel: Short Stories by S. Quanan

TitleKilling the Angel
Author(s)S. Quanan
About the AuthorS. Quanan (崑南) was born in 1935 to a father who was a master of Geomancy from Enping, a county-level city in Guangdong province. His mother was illiterate who could not even know how to write her own name. Working up in the western territory of Hong Kong, the author has been to see the historical events including the Japanese Invasion in 1941, the colonial rule under Britain and the present terrible years after the handover ceremony since becoming a special administrative region of China in 1997. A poet, novelist, and also an editor of several Chinese dailies, he has been the publisher of two weeklies for youth in 1970s. Killing the Angel is his inaugural collection in English. He has gained the first prize in 1963 English Poetry organized by Hong Kong Standard and other two esteemed Chinese newspapers. C Major in Poetry has earned him the First prize of the Ninth Hong Kong Biennial Awards for Chinese Literature in 2005. He is now the co-founder of a local website for Hong Kong literature: He extends the previous periods of years in serious study of western astrology and in fact, he has put out a book about predictions in 2012.

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