Winners of Vietnam Writers’ Association Awards honoured

Monday, 2018-02-05 11:43:57
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NDO - The 2017 Vietnam Literature Awards were presented to a number of outstanding works at an award ceremony held in Hanoi, on February 4, by the Vietnam Writers’ Association (VWA).

The annual awards were presented to poet and critical theorist Le Thanh Nghi for his critical essay titled “People’s shadow in mountain’s shadow”, critical theory researcher Phung Van Tuu for his work ‘Innovation in the western literature and arts’, and translator Le Duc Man for his translated versified play ‘Woe from Wit’ by Aleksander Griboedov.

The 18-volume book on children's literature by writer Vu Hung won the Career Award – a new award this year.

The VWA also presented the Dedication Award for ten writers including Van Linh, Phuong Vu, Huu Dat, Ho Khai Dai, Hai Ho, Nguyen Van Xuan, Hoai Anh, Vo Hong, Tu Bich Hoang and Le Van Ngan.

On the occasion, more than 29 members were added to the association in the fields of prose, poem, critical theory and literary translation.

The prize-winning works were selected from 75 prose works, 88 poems, 20 critical theory works and 13 translations.