|HCM City-based Tre Publishing House has signed a lifetime copyright deal with veteran writer Trang The Hy, one of Viet Nam's most venerated contemporary literature writers.— Photo tuoitre.vn
HCM CITY (VNS) — HCM City-based Tre Publishing House has signed a lifetime copyright deal with veteran writer Trang The Hy, one of Viet Nam's most venerated contemporary literature writers.
The deal grants exclusive rights to the writer's 65 short stories and two novels written before 1983 to the publishing house.
The publishing house printed Hy's Vet Thuong Thu 13 (The 13th Injury) in 2011 and plans to publish all of his pieces by October to mark the writer's 90th birthday.
The publishing house will soon launch e-book versions of six titles already printed by rival publishing houses, including short story collection Mua Am (Warm Rain) and English-Vietnamese poetry collection Dang va Ngot (Bitter and Sweet).
Writer Trang The Hy was born as Vo Ngoc Canh in 1924 in the southern province of Ben Tre. He was a participant in both wars against the French and Americans. After 1975, he worked in HCM City and has resided in Ben Tre since 1992.
"I'm so happy to have people read and love my pieces," he said. . — VNS