|Vietnamese poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai. — Photo thethaovanhoa
HA NOI (VNS) — Philippines-based Vietnamese poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai has submitted her noted collection, The Secret of Hoa Sen, to an auction on ebay, along with another 175 items by authors from around the world, to raise money for victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal.
As the only Vietnamese representative at the "Authors for Nepal" auction, the opening bid for the collection was set at US$30.7. The auction sale price will be finalised in a couple of days.
The collection consists of 52 poems written in Vietnamese and English, which were among the most favourite brain-children of the poet.
Mai has received various domestic awards and her works have been translated into many languages, including English, French, Spanish, German and Cebu.
The proceeds from the auction will be transferred to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The "Authors for Nepal" campaign is modelled on earlier fundraising efforts, such as "Authors for Japan", set up after the Japanese earthquake in 2011, and "Authors for the Philippines", following the typhoon in 2013. — VNS