by Ilaria Maria Sala
Ilaria Maria Sala is a writer, journalist and ceramics maker. She is the author of three books in Italian. Her latest volume, Pechino 1989 (Una Città/Alexander Langer Foundation), includes a selection of her photographs from the Tiananmen Square protests. With her first book, Il Dio dell’Asia (The God of Asia, Il Saggiatore, 2006) she won the Bruce Chatwin Award for travel literature. Her writing can be found in Quartz, the New York Times, Hong Kong Free Press and various other publications. She has lived in London, Beijing, and Tokyo, and calls Hong Kong home.