Four Vietnamese writers and poets win Mekong River Literature Prize

Published:  00:00 Friday - February 27, 2009

Four Vietnamese writers and poets win Mekong River Literature Prize

Four Vietnamese writers and poets have received the Mekong River Literature Prize, together with other 8 Lao and Cambodian authors.

The four recipients, including Nguyen Tri Huan (novelist), Trinh Thanh Phong (novelist), Nguyen Anh Ngoc (poet) and Pham Si Sau (poet), were awarded at the 2nd conference of writers and poets from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam taking place in Phnom Penh from February 18-24 on the theme of solidarity, creation, friendship and development.

Also at the congress, the Royal Government of Cambodia presented a medal of friendship to poet Huu Thinh, chairman of the Vietnamese Writers’ Association (VWA) and writer Chan Thi, chairman of the Lao Writers’ Association for their contributions to promoting the solidarity, friendship and literary development in the three countries.

Leaders of the three writers’ associations agreed on the need to boost literary cooperation through the exchange of writers to visit and write about one another’s land and people and joint projects to translate selected works into four languages as Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer and English.

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