Your question to Junot Diaz

Your question to Junot Diaz

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More than 6,500 students from 24 primary and nine secondary schools have signed up for the schools programme to meet renowned authors at the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2010.

The programme, which has been part of the festival since it was launched in 2001, is a rare opportunity for students to meet some of their favourite authors from all over the world and learn about life as a writer.

'The Festival commits to investing in the readers and writers of the future. By presenting a programme that allows students of all ages to interact [with the authors], we wish to encourage an appreciation of the written word and foster a love of literature,' says Minna Cheung, coordinator of the Schools Programme.

This year, 11 authors will conduct sessions for students. They include Pulitzer winner Junot Diaz, master of horror Darren Shan and Skulduggery Pleasant author Derek Landy.

Young Post will interview Diaz, who wrote The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, on March 15. If you have a question for the author, e-mail it to reporters.club@scmp.com before March 12 with 'Junot Diaz' in the subject line. Please send no more than two questions. Diaz's answers will appear in a story after the event.

The festival is March 10-19. See www.festival.org.hk for details.

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