Nury Vittachi

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Nury Vittachi
Nury Vittachi on Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2012
Vittachi on Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2012
Born (1958-10-02) 2 October 1958 (age 64)
Ceylon
OccupationAuthor
LanguageEnglish
CitizenshipSri Lanka & Hong Kong
Notable worksThe Feng Shui Detective
SpouseMary-Lacey Vittachi
Children4
RelativesTarzie Vittachi (father)

Nury Vittachi (born 2 October 1958) is a journalist and author based in Hong Kong. He has written the novel series The Feng Shui Detective, as well as non-fiction works and novels for children.[1]

Journalism career[edit]

Vittachi started his career working for the Morning Telegraph in Sheffield.[2]

He worked for the South China Morning Post as a humor columnist known as Lai See until 1997.[3]

He has been previously described as an "outspoken critic of China".[4]

In 2020, Vittachi published a book alleging that the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests were partially funded supported by the Central Intelligence Agency through the Oslo Freedom Foundation, the Albert Einstein Institution, and the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies and "revolution consultants".[5]

Personal life[edit]

Vittachi was born in Sri Lanka to a Buddhist mother and Muslim father and currently resides in Hong Kong with his wife and children.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Reliable Sauce (1990)
  • Only in Hong Kong (1993)
  • Travellers' Tales (1994)
  • Goodbye Hong Kong, Hello Xianggang (1997)
  • The Ultimate Only in Hong Kong Collection (1998)
  • Guardians of the Treasure House (1998)
  • Riding the Millennial Storm (1998)
  • North Wind (1999)
  • City of Dreams (2006)
  • The Kama Sutra of Business (2007)
  • The Other Side of the Story: A Secret War in Hong Kong (2020)[7]

Fiction[edit]

  • The Hong Kong Joke Book (1995)
  • Asian Values (1996)
  • The Feng Shui Detective (2000)
  • The Feng Shui Detective Goes South (2002)
  • The Feng Shui Detective’s Casebook (2003)
  • The Shanghai Union of Industrial Mystics (2006)
  • Mr. Wong Goes West (2008)
  • The Curious Diary of Mr. Jam (2012)

Children’s books[edit]

  • Ludwig and the Chewy Chunks Café (1994)
  • Robot Junior (1998)
  • The Amazing Life of Dead Eric (2001)
  • Dead Eric Gets a Virus (2002)
  • The True History of Santa Claus (2004)
  • The Day it Rained Letters (2005)
  • The Paper Princess (2005)
  • May Moon and the Secrets of the CPAs (2006)
  • Mozzle and the Giant (2006)
  • The Place You’re Meant to Be (2006)
  • The World’s Funniest Book of Poems (2006)
  • Twilight in the Land of Nowhen (2006)
  • Jeri Telstar, The Homework Hero (2008)
  • Jeri Telstar, And the Small Black Dog that Talked Like the President (2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Feng Shui Detective - Nury Vittachi - 9781741755374 - Allen & Unwin - Australia". murdochbooks.com.au. Retrieved 10 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Nury Vittachi | Life Without Limits". lifewithoutlimits. Retrieved 10 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Vittachi's daily humor column returning to Hong Kong". n e x t e x t . o r g. Retrieved 10 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Editor says China has decided to let Hong Kong". The Irish Times. Retrieved 10 December 2021.
  5. ^ Ling, Jasmine (24 November 2020). "Writer reveals CIA funding in HK protests". The Standard. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  6. ^ Cheng-Tozun, Dorcas. "Nury Vittachi". ChristianityToday.com. Retrieved 10 December 2021.
  7. ^ Ling, Jasmine (24 November 2020). "Writer reveals CIA funding in HK protests". The Standard. Retrieved 23 February 2021.

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