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Writers' association president pays attention to children's literature

Nguyen Quang Thieu was elected president of the Vietnam Writers' Association at the 10th conference held last month.

Book highlights Ho Chi Minh Campaign in the heart of Paris

The World Publishing House and the Vietnam-France Friendship Association held an event on December 17 to introduce the book titled “La Campagne Ho Chi Minh au cœur de Paris" (The Ho Chi Minh Campaign in the Heart of Paris).

Happy living amid life’s complexity

HCM City-based poet Nguyen Phong Viet became something of a phenomenon after publishing a total of 150,000 copies of nine poetry collections, and recently made his debut in publishing prose.

Book about armed forces wins first prize at National Book Awards

Doan Binh Tay Tien (Advancing Westward Regiment) by poet Quang Dung was among three books that have won first prizes at the National Book Awards 2020.

Artworks for children honoured

The De Men (Cricket) Awards, presented by Sports & Culture newspaper yesterday in Hanoi, were named after the main character in the popular Vietnamese children's story Adventures of A Cricket by To Hoai. 

First “De Men” Awards for Children slated for September 29

The first “De Men” (Cricket) Awards for Children will take place at the Vietnam News Agency  headquarters in Hanoi on September 29 on the occasion of the Full Moon Festival.

New illustrations celebrate To Hoai’s 100th birthday

A new version of Dế Mèn Phiêu Lưu Ký (Adventures of A Cricket) will be released on September 25 to celebrate writer To Hoai’s 100th birthday.

Handbook of Psychological Terminology published in five languages

A handbook of Psychological Terminology in five different languages has been released in Hanoi under the framework of a multi-cultural co-operation project

Reading culture still not flourishing, despite growth in book titles

The increase in the number of published books cannot be equated with the growth of the local reading culture, experts said at a recent meeting held by the Vietnam Publishing Association with several publishers and book companies in Hanoi.

Literature icon releases book comprising selected stories

Nguyen Huy Thiep, one of the most influential Vietnamese contemporary writers, has released a special publication to mark his 70th birthday.

Book collection honours children's author

Kim Dong Publishing House has released a book collection with novels, poetry, short stories and literary studies to mark the 100th anniversary of Vo Quang (1920-2007) who was a children's writer.

'Happy library' brings books to Hung Yen residents

A young man in the northern province of Hung Yen has built a free library to promote a culture of reading in his local community.

Vietnamese authors release pandemic-themed books

More pandemic-themed books written by Vietnamese authors have been released to offer readers an overview of life in Vietnam during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Russian book features modern, innovative Vietnam


The book "Vietnam takes off" by Grigory Trofimchuk, an expert on international affairs, has been recently published in Russia.


Wartime diaries’ authors, characters gather in Hanoi

The authors and historical witnesses involving in a series of the most popular wartime diaries gathered in Hanoi on July 22 on the occasion of the 73rd War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27).


Hanoi set to be country’s centre of books by 2030

More public and private libraries will be opened from now to 2025 as a part of a plan issued by the capital's People’s Committee to develop a reading culture and build Hà Nội into the country’s centre of books by 2030.

Vietnamese authors honoured at regional writers’ conference

 Two Vietnamese writers have received the Mekong River Literature Prize together with ten authors from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, China and Myanmar.

'Tale of Kieu' sets world record

 Truyen Kieu (the Tale of Kieu) was recognised as 'The literary work having the most national records in the world' by the World Records Union on December 2, according to the Vietnam Book of Records (Vietkings).