2012... Honorary Doctoral Degree in Literature (presented by the University of Zürich, Switzerland) on April 28, 2012.
2012... Author of the Year, Hong Kong Book Fair (organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council)
2011... Hong Kong Bi-annual Literary Award 2011 (organized by Urban Council of Hong Kong) for best work of fiction in Chinese, 2009-2011 (Postcolonial Affairs of Food and the Heart).
2011... Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2010 - Literary Arts, presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in April, 2011.
1997... Fourth Bi-annual Literary Award 1997 (organized by Urban Council of Hong Kong) for best work of poetry in Chinese, 1995-1996 (Selected Poems of Leung Ping-kwan).
1992... Writer of the Year Award 1992 (presented by the Hong Kong Artists' Guild)
1992... First Bi-annual Literary Award 1992 (organized by the Urban Council of Hong Kong) for best work of fiction in Chinese, 1989-1990 (Postcards from Prague).
BEHIND THE PEN...
Leung Ping-kwan has published fifteen volumes of poems, including bilingual editions such as City at the End of Time (1982), Foodscape (1997), Clothink (1998), Travelling with a Bitter Melon (2002), Shifting Borders (2009), Amblings (2010) and Fly Heads and Bird Claws (2012). He was writer-in-residence in Berlin in 1998 and has four volumes of poems translated into German, two volumes in French, one volume in Japanese and one in Portuguese.
He also writes fiction and has published a novel, a novella and four collections of short stories, among which Islands and Continents was translated into French (Îles et Continents, Gallimard, 2002) and English (HKU Press, 2007). His Postcards from Prague (1990) and Postcolonial Affairs of Food and the Heart (2009) received The Hong Kong Urban Council’s Biennial Award for Fiction and Halfway received the Bennial Award for Poetry (1997). His collection of prose writings Tastes of the Floating World (2011) received The Hong Kong Book Prize for Prose.
He teaches literature and film studies at Lingnan University and has published extensively on urban culture and film studies, among which are Hong Kong Culture (1995 ) and Hong Kong Literature and Cinema (2012).
Other than publishing 10 volumes of essays on the urban culture of Berlin, Tokyo, Taipei and Hong Kong, he has also produced art works on urban life with various media, collaborated with visual and performing artists, fashion designers and cultural workers, and held poetry and photograph exhibitions “Food and the City” , “East West Matters” and “Foodscape” in Hong Kong, Frankfurt and Bern.
In recent years, he was awarded Artist of the Year 2011 by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and Writer of the Year 2012 by the Hong Kong Book Fair. He was also recipient of an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Literature conferred by the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2012 because of his achievements in creative writing, and his contributions to the studies of modern Chinese literature.