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Season 1, episode 5

Aidyn Fitzpatrick, news editor and Hong Kong architecture buff

This episode, I talk to Aidyn Fitzpatrick.


Pre-pandemic, working at the Time Asia bureau, they occupied a corner office as managing editor. Confined to their flat in the pandemic, they came out as non-binary.

As it happens, the meaning of spaces is a big theme for Aidyn. Their essays and poems portray an unseen Hong Kong, Eurasian identity, art, drugs and sobriety. Aidyn’s Instagram is basically a fan account for Hong Kong’s pastel-hued buildings. It's all part of a larger reckoning with who they are.


Aidyn speaks to me from their home in Hong Kong.

Aidyn's book picks:

  • Nonbinary: A Memoir by Genesis P-Orridge, published by Abrams Press, 2021

  • Hong Kong Modern: Architecture of the 1950s-1970s by Walter Koditek, published by Dom Books, 2022

  • The Complete Poems and Plays by T.S. Eliot, published by Ecco Press, 1952


Also discussed:

  • The Horizon Suite, a poem by Aidyn Fitzpatrick, published in 聲韻詩刊 Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine, Issue 65, "Cruel Spring", June 2022

Aidyn Fitzpatrick

A news editor and poet based in Hong Kong, Aidyn Fitzpatrick is Managing Editor at Macao News, a news website.


Aidyn was previously Asia Managing Editor at TIME in Asia, capping two decades of reporting at the Hong Kong bureau.


Born and raised in Hong Kong, Aidyn studied Modern History at Christchurch College, Oxford. Their essays and poems appear in literary journals and anthologies. They were formerly a nightclub promoter and, in the eighties, a member of China's first punk bank, the Stress.

Read Aidyn's recent writings in Zolima City Mag, among other publications.

Find them on Instagram: @aidyn_f

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