In Hong Kong social media, an image recently circulated of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-Ngor, with aContinue reading
Author: Heather Diamond
Heather Diamond is an American writer living in Hong Kong. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies and has worked as a bookseller, university lecturer, and museum curator. Her essays have appeared in Memoir Magazine, Sky Island Journal, Rappahannock Review, Waterwheel Review, New South Journal, Pacifica Literary Review, and Hong Kong Literary Review. She is the author of "Rabbit in the Moon: a Memoir," released May 2021 by Camphor Press.
Animal Love: Nature or Culture?
Fred, my Chinese husband and everyone’s favorite uncle, never wanted children and never considered having a pet. He is byContinue reading
Getting Past that Foreign Feeling (Again)
I’ve discovered that when you write a memoir about your marriage, you open yourself up to a lot of hardContinue reading
I Survived my First Book Launch: reflections of a publicity coward
As an introvert, I was terrified at the prospect of orchestrating a book launch and public events around the releaseContinue reading
In Hong Kong, I’m Old
Once I when I was counseling a Chinese immigrant student in the US, I mentioned that I had gone backContinue reading
Writing the Other: Intercultural Marriage, Orientalism, and Memoir
Like every new author, I’m both excited and worried about my story going out into the world. Writing a memoirContinue reading
Living to Eat
It takes us two hours—by bus, train, ferry, and foot—to get from our flat in Hong Kong’s New Territories toContinue reading