Young British novelist to visit Vietnam

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Evie Wyld, named one of the most 20 promising British novelist of 2013, will talk with Vietnamese students and young writers as part of her visit for "European Literature Day", news website VnExpress reported May 13.

Evie Wyld was put on the "Best of Young British Novelists 2013", list  by Granta, a prestigious literary magazine and publisher in the UK.

For her Vietnam visit, Wyld will talk with college students in Hanoi on May 16 and meet with Di Li, whose real name is Nguyen Dieu Linh, an emerging Vietnamese  author.  On May 20, the writer will have another talk in Ho Chi Minh City with students from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities.

According to a BBC report on April 15, Evie Wyld, 33, runs Review, a small independent bookshop in Peckham, south-east London. Her first novel, After the Fire, a Still Small Voice, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and a Betty Trask Award.

In 2011, she was listed as one of the Culture Show's Best New British Novelists. She was also shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her second novel, All the Birds, Singing, is due out in June.

Invited by British Council, Evie Wyld will represent Britain for "European Literature Day", which will be held for the third time in Hanoi by the European Union National Institutes For Culture on May 17 and 18.

 "European Literature Day" of this year will see the participation of  Denmark, Italy, the UK, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium and Poland.

Rubén Abella, a Spanish writer and photographer, will also join in the event.

This year's "European Literature Day" will be held at the Goethe Institute at 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, L'Espace at 24 Trang Tien and Casa Italia at 18 Le Phung Hieu.
 
Entrance for the event is free for everyone.

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