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Books: Le Quang's 'Germany from A - Z' debuts in Hanoi

German-language translator, Le Quang, has released his first book in Vietnamese about the 30 years he spent living and working in Germany.

How can books change us?

The “How Worthwhile Is Your Youth” program contributes to changing the minds of many young people.

Poet Nguyen Quang Thieu: Great cultural values are at stake

“Profound works about the countryside are a warning about the imbalance in life,” poet Nguyen Quang Thieu, chairman of the Vietnamese Writers’ Association, said in an interview with VietNamNet.

A “phenomenon” of modern literature passes away

Writer Nguyen Huy Thiep, who has been considered a phenomenon of Vietnamese literature passed away on Sunday at his home in Hanoi. He was 71.

Romanian writer works to bring literature of Vietnam and Romania closer

Andrea H. Hedes is currently working as a writer, translator, owner of a publishing house in her home country, and editor-in-chief of a cultural magazine in Romania called Neuma.

Poet to begin new journey

Nguyen Phong Viet is a prolific poet. Over the last decade, he has released a poetry collection at the end of each year. 

New children’s books about Tet released

The Kim Đồng Publishing House, one of Vietnam’s leading publishing houses for children's books, has presented new books to celebrate the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival in the Year of the Buffalo.

Book by celerated Kazakh author translated into Vietnamese

A book featuring the philosophies of celebrated Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher Abai Kunanbaev (1845-1904) has been translated into Vietnamese.

Writing contest launched about Russia

A writing contest is being held for people to express their love for Russia and its people. 

Writers penning gastronomic literature a new trend

Mai Ly spends her weekends reading books on gastronomy written by Di Li. It’s a long time since when she's been so passionate about reading.

Thai language advocate honoured as national role model

Artisan Sam Van Binh was among 12 outstanding citizens honoured at the national gathering of role models in studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s ideology, held recently in Hanoi.

Literature, art and music exhibition comes to Hanoi

 Artists of different nationalities and backgrounds will co-organise an event that features an interplay of literature, art and music from the East and West in Hanoi next month.

French author Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Literature prize

 French historical author Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for literature.

Vietnamese students fed up with literature lessons

 VietNamNet Bridge – General school teachers have admitted that literature lessons do not appeal to their students.

Students may have to attend math, literature exams to finish high schools

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam plans to make big changes with its national education system after 2015. Students would have two exam subjects for the finals – math and literature – instead of six as currently.

Principals of art schools applaud the idea of exempting literature exam

Art schools have all called for their autonomy in enrolling students. They want the right to decide how many students to receive and what exam subjects students need to take.

Teachers and students depressed about literature lessons

VietNamNet Bridge – Students find literature a boring subject, while teachers feel tired of teaching because there is no room for their creativeness.

Nobel laureates receive prizes at Stockholm ceremony

 The 2012 Nobel laureates in medicine, literature, economics, physics and chemistry received their prizes from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a gala ceremony in Stockholm on Monday.

Literature teachers give “prototypes,” students “manufacture” essays

Imitation, not creativeness, is the thing Vietnamese teachers require on their students when they teach how to write compositions. The traditional teaching method has been facing the heavy criticism from parents and radical educational experts.