Vietnamese literature goes abroad

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A slew of Vietnamese literary works will be translated into foreign languages following agreements signed last week between the Vietnam Writers’ Association and nine publishing houses and translators from 10 countries.

The agreements were signed at the International Conference on Vietnamese Literature held in Hanoi from January 5-10. They will be carried out from 2010 to 2015.

Foreign signatories included the Joiner William Center of the United States, the India-Vietnam

Friendship and Solidarity Committee, the Lao Writers’ Association, the Russia Writers’ Association, the Hungarian Diary Journal, the Philippines’ Aria Publishing House, Sweden’s Tranan Publishing House, and translators Ahn Kyong Hwan from the Republic of Korea and Dashtvel from Mongolia.

Also at the conference, the Vietnam Writers’ Association granted medals to 50 writers, poets and translators from 15 countries for their contributions to introducing Vietnamese literature abroad.

Source: Tuoi Tre

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