Writer Suong Nguyet Minh and translator Nguyen Bich Lan were honored with the Literary Award 2010 for their works which included a collection of short stories titled ‘Strange fragrance’ and the Vietnamese translation of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.
The annual prize giving ceremony was held by the Vietnam Writers’ Association in Hanoi on January 23.
Poet Huu Thinh, chairman of the Vietnam Writers’ Association was of the belief that Vietnamese fiction was touching new horizons and Vietnamese Poetry was also prospering. Last year even saw the national literary sector organize many successful writing contests which brought forth many profound works.
This year the Vietnam Writers’ Association admitted 25 new writers from the Northern provinces as new members of the association.