Vietnamese writer to receive literary prize at Frankfurt Book Fest

Writer Nguyen Ngoc Tu was announced as the laureate of the Literaturpreis Prize 2018 for the German version of her book Endless Field, she told Viet Nam News on Thursday.


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Writer Nguyen Ngoc Tu is announced as the laureate of the Literaturpreis Prize 2018 for the German translation of her book Endlose Felder. — Photo vov.vn


She will receive the prize at the Frankfurt Book Festival in Germany, which runs October 9-14.

Endlose Felder is a collection of short stories, translated into German by Gunter Giesenfeld and Marianne Ngo. It’s about the lives of people in the Mekong Delta and features the severity of rural life through the eyes of a girl.

Each year, the Literaturpreis Prize honours an author from Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Arab world. It originated 30 years ago.

Tư was born in 1976 in the southern province of Ca Mau, where she still lives. The book Endlose Felder is her most famous work and was adapted to the movie titled Floating Lives, which premiered in 2010 and was directed by Nguyen Phan Quang Binh.

In the jury’s verdict for the Best List, it said Tu’s work was “a desirable story that is narrative and concise".  — VNS

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