As a young child, Nury had to escape from Sri Lanka with his family one dark night because of something his father wrote in a newspaper. That experience motivated him to first become an investigative writer and then an author with a focus to bridge cultures.

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𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬:

“𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑓𝑢𝑛, 𝑚𝑒𝑒𝑡 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑒𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑢𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒. 𝐹𝑢𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑏𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛 𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑠 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑡𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟.”

► 𝑆𝑜 𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑚𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑖𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑙𝑜𝑡𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒. 𝐴𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑚𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑖𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑠 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢.

► 𝑁𝑒𝑤𝑠𝑝𝑎𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑒𝑝ℎ𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑙. 𝐻𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑖𝑠, 𝑡𝑜𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑤 𝑖𝑡’𝑠 𝑙𝑜𝑝𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑑. 𝑇𝑜 𝑑𝑜 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑒𝑛𝑡, 𝐼 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑤𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑜𝑜𝑘𝑠.

► 𝐼 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑖𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑑𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑗𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑚.

► 𝑀𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑑𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑏𝑜𝑜𝑘𝑠… 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑤𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑎 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑠𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐 𝑏𝑜𝑜𝑘 𝑜𝑛 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦.

► 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑎𝑢𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑟𝑠 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑐𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑑𝑜 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑜𝑘. 𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑤𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎 𝑓𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤-𝑢𝑝 𝑡𝑜 “𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑂𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑆𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑆𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦”.

► 𝐵𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑢𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑟 𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝑤𝑜 𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑝 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑐𝑒𝑒𝑠𝑠. 𝐹𝑖𝑟𝑠𝑡 𝑤𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑎 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑏𝑜𝑜𝑘. 𝐷𝑜 𝑖𝑡 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑔𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦. 𝑆𝑒𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑. 𝑆𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑠 𝑔𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑑. 𝐺𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑝𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑟. 𝑆𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑜𝑘 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓-𝑝𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑜𝑘𝑠 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑏𝑖𝑔. 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑔𝑙𝑜𝑏𝑎𝑙. 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑖𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑎 𝑝𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑟. 𝐼 𝑑𝑜 𝑏𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡.

► 𝐼 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦. 𝐸𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑑, 𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒.

► 𝐻𝐾 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 𝑙𝑜𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑎. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑡. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑎 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑠 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑎 𝑖𝑠 𝑒𝑣𝑖𝑙.

► 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝐻𝐾 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑚𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝑟𝑦 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠.

► 𝐶𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝐻𝐾 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑦 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒. 𝐼𝑡𝑠 𝑡𝑜𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑤’𝑠 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑.

𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐞:

Nury Vittachi was born in Sri Lanka and raised in UK. He was inspired in his early childhood by his father whose daring writings led his family to leave Sri Lanka in times of an armed rebellion.

Growing up, Nuri had a special talent for digging underneath any story which helped him become very successful with tabloids on Fleet Street of London from where Nury learned many tricks of trade for investigative journalism.

After moving to HK, Nury wrote for gossip corner Lai See and Spice Trader for SCMP where he received lot of applaud for his informative, variegated and creative journalism. Nury also wrote a number of children fiction and non-fiction books. One of his book “The Feng Shui Detective” won many praises for using Eastern culture in explaining a western story. In 2020, Nury wrote a book on HK protests titled “the Other Side of Story” which received several praises and critique. Nury is currently on his way to producing a sequel of this book.

Nury lives in Hong Kong with his English wife and three adopted Chinese children.

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