Timothy Mo

(1378 words)
  • Elaine Ho (University of Hong Kong)

Born in 1950 of a Cantonese-Chinese father and Welsh-Yorkshire mother, Timothy Mo spent his first nine years in Hong Kong where he attended first the Convent of the Precious Blood, a local Chinese medium school run by Cantonese nuns, and then Quarry Bay international school where the medium of instruction is English. At the age of ten he left for England and, after completing his secondary education at Mill Hill School, went on to read History at Oxford. On graduation Mo worked for various publications, including The Times Literary Supplement and The New Statesman, before starting a more permanent job as a writer for Boxing News. His literary career began to take shape with the publication, in 1978, of his first …

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Ho, Elaine. "Timothy Mo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 March 2002
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=3144, accessed 01 July 2015.]

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