Paul Kay

Award-winning Editor & Journalist

Hong Kong

Paul Kay

On the road...


Roads to Redemption: Irvine Welsh

He may have turned 60 last month, but the Trainspotting author has no plans to grow old gracefully.
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Crime Pays: Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin, and his fictional Scottish detective, John Rebus, have sold more than 30 million books over 30 years. Ahead of the author’s appearances at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival this week, he ponders what drives his writing and wonders what comes next for his irascible alter ego.
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History in the Making: Dr David Brin

The science-fiction writer believes the secret to a brighter future lies in humanity’s past successes
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A Twist of Genius: Frank Gehry

Arguably the most important architect of his generation, Frank Gehry tells Paul Kay why he chose Hong Kong for his latest project and how intuition is key to his fantastical designs
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By Royal Appointment: Marie-Chantal Miller

The daughter of a Hong Kong retail king and the bride of a handsome European prince, the story of Marie-Chantal Miller reads like a modern-day fairy tale. Paul Kay meets the Crown Princess of Greece at her London home and discovers that she’s working hard for her happily ever after
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Field Days: David Beckham

Since hanging up his boots, David Beckham has been busy establishing himself as a major global brand. He tells Paul Kay why China remains firmly on his fixture list
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Material Girl: Scarlett Johansson

Accomplished actress, smouldering sex symbol and peerless luxury brand muse, Scarlett Johansson is the quintessential silver screen siren of her generation. She talks to Paul Kay about pushing the boundaries, and why bubbles are a girl’s best friend
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La Bellucci Vita: Monica Bellucci

The Italian silver-screen goddess tells Paul Kay why motherhood is greater than any role she’ll ever play, and why she is drawn to the dark side
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The Surreal Deal: Isabella Rossellini

In a career rich and strange, Isabella Rossellini has always been drawn to the unusual. She tells Paul Kay why her latest project may be her oddest yet
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Opposites Attract

An irrepressible Gallic duo with famous surnames, Thibault Pontallier and Arthur de Villepin are shaking up the wine and art worlds with their Pont des Arts label, as Paul Kay discovers
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Queen of Arts: Pansy Ho

She may be better known for her business achievements, but Pansy Ho has a deep-seated love for the performing arts. Ahead of the APA Ball, she tells Paul Kay why inspiring the next generation is atop her agenda
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The Pursuit of Happiness: Allan Zeman

He’s already taken China to his heart; now Allan Zeman is taking Lan Kwai Fong to the heart of China. The irrepressible entrepreneur, and recipient of the Hong Kong Tatler Diamond Award 2012, tells Paul Kay why he’s spreading the love
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Paul Kay

A highly experienced editor and journalist, Paul Kay is the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Time Out Hong Kong, former managing editor of high-society and luxury bible Hong Kong Tatler, and the founder of creative content agency Perfect Ink Media.

As a journalist, Paul has written extensively on art & culture, food & drink, music, film and football. He has also interviewed many of Hong Kong's most powerful tycoons, such as Sir Michael Kadoorie, Marjorie Yang, Pansy Ho, Lawrence Ho and Allan Zeman, as well as celebrities such as David Beckham, Scarlett Johansson, Isabella Rossellini, Nobu Matsuhisa, Frank Gehry, Irvine Welsh and Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece.

Paul’s true passion, however, is travel writing, and this incurable curiosity has taken him from the highlands of his native Scotland to the ends of the Earth, including the Galápagos Islands, the Burning Man festival in the Nevada Desert and the World Cup Final in Rio.