Dinah Lee Küng, D. L. Kung, and...

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2013-2016 A series of six historical espionage novels set in 4th century Rome, published under a pen name.
2012 Guest panelist on changes in the publishing industry at the 8th Geneva Writers' Conference, February 3-5
Geneva English Drama Society performance of Dear Mr. Rogge, (also e-book edition)
Love and the Art of War, a comic novel, Eyes and Ears Editions (e-book and paperback)
2011 Re-issue of The Handover Mysteries, Eyes and Ears Editions (e-book and paperback)
E-book edition of A Visit From Voltaire, updated with new afterword
On the Back Lot of Life, short story submitted to BBC Reading Unit for Opening Lines , published as Kindle 'short' by Eyes and Ears Editions, 2012
2010 Lady Macbeth's Last Word, 14' monologue, 1st Prize, American Library fiction contest, Geneva
2009 Dear Mr. Rogge, 60' play, "Commended" by the biennial BBC World Service/​British Council Int. Playwriting Competition, also stage version
A Very Exclusive School, a 60' radio play
2007 Ein Besuch von Monsieur Voltaire, paperback edition, Random House/​Goldmann, Munich,
2006 Under Their Skin, Halban/​Orion Publishers, London, Feb. 2006
2005 Ein Besuch von Monsieur Voltaire hardcover, Random House/​Goldmann, Munich
2003 A Visit from Voltaire, Halban/​Orion Publishers, London, nominated for The Orange Prize for Fiction/​Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction in 2004
1997 Left in the Care Of, Carroll and Graf, New York
How Can the United States Cope with the Emerging Power of Asia? (annual policy report, The Council on Foreign Relations,1997)
1994-1997 OVERSEAS PRESS CLUB, Co-chairman, Press Freedom Committee
Active Member: THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
United Nations Heads of Mission Spouses’ Association
1988-1992 BUSINESS WEEK, Bureau Chief as of 1990, (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia)
1986-1988 THE ECONOMIST, China Bureau Chief (including Hong Kong and Taiwan)
1983-1986 Hong Kong-based correspondent for:
THE ECONOMIST
THE INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE
THE WASHINGTON POST
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
1982-1983 Singapore-based correspondent for:
THE ECONOMIST
THE WASHINGTON POST/​INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE
1978-1982 London-based correspondent for THE FAR EASTERN ECONOMIC REVIEW
THE BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION
adviser to the BBC-TV Managing Director for:
THE WORLD AND THE WEST (China episodes) 1984
THE THIRD EYE (The Wide World of Y.K. Pao episode) 1982
THE MAKING OF MANKIND (Peking Man episode) 1980
THE MONEY PROGRAMME (Canton Trade Fair episode) 1980
PANORAMA (The Chinese News Machine episode) 1980
HORIZON, NOVA (The Cancer Detectives of Lin Xian episode) 1979
1977-1978 REUTERS FINANCIAL SERVICE
reporter, New York
1974-1977 SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, Hong Kong
reporter covering Vietnamese refugees, health policy, tourism and hotel industry, women's issues
AWARDS, etc.
Nominated for The Orange/​Baileys Prize for Fiction 2004, for A Visit from Voltaire,
Overseas Press Club, Eric and Amy Burger Award for Best Human Rights Reporting 1991
Kearny Foundation Award for Asian Journalism, 1985
Governor, Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club, 1986-1988
M.A., Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1972
B.A., Asian Area Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1972
Languages: English mother tongue, French, Mandarin Chinese

Covering the Vietnamese refugee exodus, 1975, for the South China Morning Post

With Prof. Xu Wenli, (left) Peter Küng and Madame He Xintong in Switzerland, 26 years after interviewing Democracy Wall dissident Xu for BBC's Panorama