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Teenager wins highest prize of Literature and Arts Award 2023

A poetry collection by a 16-year-old student from HCM City has won the highest prize at the Literature and Arts Awards 2023.

Bookmarked: self-service shop draws in book lovers

Entering a bookshop, choosing a favourite title, and skimming through for as long as you want with some relaxing music gently playing in the background, without being frowned at by the shopkeeper. This is surely a dream for book lovers in Vietnam.

Detective genre makes steady literary comeback

The detective genre is undergoing a literary renaissance in Vietnam.

Vietnamese-American author's debut novel won the Best Book award of 2022

After winning the IRED Education Institute's Best Book award in Literature, Ocean Vuong's best-selling novel On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous received widespread recognition.

Best-selling author Nguyen Nhat Anh launches new book

Vietnamese author Nguyen Nhat Anh has released a new book titled Ra Bờ Suối Ngắm Hoa Kèn Hồng.

Children's books highlight National Book Awards

Seven children's books have won prizes at the recent National Book Awards, which is good news for publishers looking for topics and books for children.

Limited editions honour Vietnamese authors, serve avid readers

Vietnamese publishing houses have recently introduced limited editions of Vietnamese books to honour the country’s leading authors and their works, as well as satisfy readers’ interest in book collecting.

'I am Beto' by Nguyen Nhat Anh translated into Korean

A South Korean publisher has acquired the copyright of the book "I am Beto" by the popular writer for teenagers Nguyen Nhat Anh.

Publishers promote summer reading for kids

Vietnamese publishing houses are promoting new programmes and books this summer to encourage children to read.

Books by young writers take on life of today

Books by young writers in HCM City recently issued by Trẻ (Youth) Publishing House, one of the country’s leading publishers, are leaving an impression on young readers. 

Vietnamese art book on wildlife to be released in UK

An art book about wildlife by writer Trang Nguyen and painter Jeet Zdung will be released in the UK in September following a copyright agreement signed by the book’s publisher, Kim Dong Publishing House, and its partner, Pan MacMillan. 

Seeking books that help change a nation's destiny

“Each book has its own mission and impact on an individual audience. When they are combined, the book creates power that can change the whole nation,” the CEO of a book house told VietNamNet.

Online Vietnamese bookstores open in Europe

Vietnamese books are available in Europe with a great effort to preserve the mother language and culture of Vietnam.

Photo book on diplomat Nguyen Co Thach debuts

The Foreign Ministry and Vietnam News Agency Publishing House have published a photo book entitled “Diplomat Nguyen Co Thach”, on the occasion of his 100th birth anniversary (May 15).

Vietnamese poetry reaches out to the world

Book “Su bat dau cua nuoc” by Vietnamese poet Tran Le Khanh has been now available in the US book market under the name of “The beginning of water”.

Young man converts double-story house into free library for local pupils

A young man in the Central Province of Quang Ngai has converted his double-story house into a library where local pupils can enjoy reading books gratis.

New books on Vietnamese young heroes released

Kim Đồng Publishing House, one of Vietnam’s leading publishing houses for children and teenagers' books, has issued a collection of 10 books portraying Vietnamese heroes at young age.

HCM City Book Street - A cultural and spiritual destination

Ho Chi Minh City Book Street has become known among book lovers as an ideal reading space and a venue for activities spreading the love and habit of reading.

New Literary Doors

Thanks to a wonderful meeting with international writers in the spring of 2019, Vietnamese literature has seen higher levels of promotion worldwide.

New book on Tet released

A new book on the culture and lifestyle of Vietnamese people during Tet (Lunar New Year festival) has been released in HCM City.