Hi, this is Karen. I'm a journalist and writer from Hong Kong.
Most recently, I was a senior reporter at Hong Kong Free Press, covering local politics and trials, social policies and grassroots activism. My features and essays have appeared on Al Jazeera, Hong Kong Review of Books and openDemocracy, amongst others. I was also a consultant for PEN America's 71-page report, Writing on the Wall, on the missing Causeway Bay booksellers.
I previously covered the local music scene for The Underground HK and reviewed performing arts for HKELD as a guest critic. In college, I served as the editor of University of Hong Kong's hKUDOS and was a contributor at Glasgow University's Qmunicate.
In 2016, I was named one of The Coffeelicious' favourite women writers. My poetry and creative non-fiction has been published in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, LARB China Channel and The Offing. I can sometimes be found lurking on Medium.
I graduated from the University of Hong Kong with first class honours in BA (Literary Studies), and later I obtained an LLB degree at the same school.
I may be available for writing commissions and Chinese-to-English translation projects. You can say hello to me on twitter @karenklcheung.