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Well-known writer Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt to come to Hà Nội

Update: November, 02/2016 - 16:20
French and Belgian novelist Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt.— Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Lovers of literature in Việt Nam will have the chance to meet well-known French/Belgian novelist Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt on November 9 in Hà Nội.

During a conference with Vietnamese literary critic Phạm Xuân Nguyên he will discuss his work.

Schmitt is well-known in Việt Nam. Several of his works have been translated into Vietnamese by Nhã Nam Publishing house. They include Oscar and the Lady in Pink (Oscar và Bà Áo Hồng) and Concerto to the Memory of an Angel (Bản Concerto Tưởng nhớ Một Thiên thần). The latter won him the Goncourt Prize in 2010.

In early 2016, he became a jury member of the Goncourt Prize.

Born in 1960, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is a French and Belgian dramatist, novelist, fiction writer and film director. Twenty years after his first play La Nuit de Valognes (Night in Valognes), he has become a world-renowned writer. His plays have been staged in over fifty countries and translated into forty languages.

In 2001, Schmitt was awarded the Grand Prize of the Theatre of the French Academy.

In addition to his plays, Schmitt has written a number of successful novels and short stories.

The conference will begin at 6pm, on November 9, at l’Espace, the French Cultural Centre, located at 24 Tràng Tiền Street. — VNS


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