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Award ceremony honours literature

Update: September, 23/2013 - 09:28

HCM CITY (VNS) — Fourteen books were honoured at the Good Books Awards 2013 ceremony in HCM City yesterday.

Awards were presented in seven categories: research, education, literature, economics, management, children's books and self-development.

Deities, People and the Land of Viet by Ta Chi Dai Truong and Nguyen Nghi's translated version of The Inner Region: Viet Nam's Socio-economic History in the 17th-18th Centuries by Li Tana received prizes in the research category, while Annual Report on Viet Nam's Economy 2012: Facing Challenges in Economic Restructuring by authors from the Viet Nam Center for Economics and Policy Research and the translated version of Why Nations Fall? by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson received prizes for economics.

Writer Bui Ngoc Tan received the literature prize for Sea and Kingfisher and Truong Thuy Lan received a prize for her translation of Tetsuko Kuroyanagi's children's book Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window. Documentary film director Tran Van Thuy received the self-development award for his new work Story of Thuy's Career as well as others.

Presented by the Institute for Research on Educational Development, the awards recognise authors, translators and publishers who produce Vietnamese works that enhance the body of literature and knowledge available to the world in Vietnamese. — VNS

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