karen cheung

Hi, this is Karen. I'm a journalist and writer from Hong Kong.

I'm currently a senior reporter at Hong Kong Free Press. I'm also a co-founding editor of online music and culture zine Still / Loud, and the Hong Kong desk editor at ArtAsiaPacific

My features and essays have appeared on Al JazeeraHong Kong Review of Books and openDemocracy, amongst others. I was also a consultant for PEN America's 71-page report, Writing on the Wallon 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 JournalLARB China Channel and The Offing.

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. I can sometimes be found lurking on Medium