Winners of 2021 Literature Awards announced

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Mùa tiểu học cuối cùng (The Final Year Of Primary School) by author Lê Văn Nghĩa. — Photo courtesy of the publisher

HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Writers Association has announced the winners of the 2021 Literature Awards, spread across four categories: Theory and Critics, Poetry-Prose, Children’s Literature, and Translation.

Author Trương Đăng Dung won the Theory And Critics category for his research on literary texts and the instability of meaning.

In the Poetry-Prose category, writer Nguyễn Bình Phương was honoured for the novel Một ví dụ xoàng (A Mediocre Example).

The Children’s Literature prize went to Mùa tiểu học cuối cùng (The Final Year Of Primary School) by author Lê Văn Nghĩa.

Translator Hà Thế Giang was named winner in the Translation category for his translation of the novel ‘Out of Africa’ by Isak Dinesen.

The novel “Out of Africa”, with the Vietnamese title “Châu Phi Nghìn Trùng”, translated by Hà Thế Giang. — Photo courtesy of the publisher

Each winner will be awarded a certificate of honour and a cash prize of VNĐ20 million (US$867).

The 2021 Literature Award Ceremony will be held on February 14 at the headquarters of the Việt Nam Writers’ Association in Hà Nội.

In a related move, chairman of the Việt Nam Writers’ Association Nguyễn Quang Thiều, on behalf of the executive board of the association, sent a letter to the Literature and Art Associations of provinces and cities, on the organisation of the 20th Việt Nam Poetry Day with the theme “Hãy sống và hy vọng” (Let’s Live and Hope).

The association announced that this event will not be held at the Văn Miếu-Quốc Tử Giám (the Temple of Literature Complex) as usual, but instead take place online. Provinces and cities will organise the best and safest way to celebrate Poetry Day, based on the specific pandemic situation in their locality. — VNS

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