Meet our Liars

Saving Hong Kong's arts and culture scene from extinction, one lie at a time.



Ysabelle Cheung is a writer and restless nomad. Her non-fiction has appeared in Time Out, Artforum, Asia Literary Review and South China Morning Post; she is also translation liaison for The Offing magazine and co-curator for graphite zine Tiny Pencil. She was celebrated for her contribution to the Hong Kong arts by The List magazine as a Woman of HopeHer creative fiction has been published in various print and online publications, including the anthology The Queen of Statue Square.

Katy Darby studied English at Oxford University and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, where she received the David Higham Award. Her work has won prizes, been read on BBC Radio, and appeared in magazines and anthologies.
Katy teaches Short Story Writing and Novel Writing at City University, London, and her first novel, The Whores' Asylum, was published by Penguin in February 2012. Her website is

Writing Judges

Marshall Moore is the publisher at Typhoon Media Ltd, which publishes under the imprints Signal 8 Press and BookCyclone, in Hong Kong. He is also the author of three novels and two short story collections. For more information, please visit

Daniel Bird graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London before moving to HK in 2005. He completed further study at The University of Hong Kong where he is also a regular guest speaker in the Education Faculty. He is an English and Drama teacher, Practical Wing Chun Kung Fu instructor and currently writing a collection of short short stories ideal for coffee tables, toilet cubicles and dentist waiting rooms.

Acting Judges

Daniel Jade Levia is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School’s acting program in Toronto. Daniel has had the opportunity to work with such notable figures as Eda Homes, Ted Dykstra, Brian Way, and friend Michael Reinhart. His passions having turned to education; he now works as an English and drama teacher in the N.T. occasionally doing shows such as last spring's free performance of 'Featuring Loretta' at the D.E. Jordan Blackbox.

Sean Hebert handles both the organising and acting side of Liars' League, and moonlights as a stand-up comedian and musician. Rounding out his needlessly diverse artistic resume are stints as a kindergarten teacher, hockey referee, valet attendant, game show host, lobbyist, and steakhouse waiter.
He also earned a Masters degree in political satire from the University of Calgary, for some reason.

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