|Young authors Nguyen Binh Nguyen (R) snd Huynh Sang. — Photo cand.com.vn
HCM CITY (VNS) — Six young authors have been chosen from more than 1,500 for the final round of the 2015 Tiki Young Author writing competition, which kicked off last June in a nation-wide quest to unearth talented writers.
They are Nguyen Binh Nguyen with Nuoi Di (Nourish a Prostitute), Ngo Manh Ha with Hoi Am Cua Me (Mother's Warmth), Doan Khac Huy with Jiro Khong Chet (Jiro is Not Dead), Huynh Sang with Bua Trua (Lunch), Tran Ngoc Anh Huy with 98 Ngay Ky La (98 Strange Days), and Pham Thi Thu Trang with London Khong Phai La Nha, Dung Khoc (London is Not Home, Don't Cry).
At the final on Wednesday, January 13, at 272 Convention Center in HCM City's District 3, each competitor will have four minutes to talk about their book and major social issues.
The winner will get a cash prize of VND100 million (US$4,600), a two-year print and electronic book publishing contract, a two-year media sponsor's contract with tiki.vn, and a five-star trip to the central city of Da Nang. — VNS