French-speaking motorbike courier causes online stir after Marc Levy meeting
A motorbike courier turned heads when speaking to novelist Marc Levy in fluent French without the help of a translator at a readers’ meeting in HCMC with the author on Nov. 9.
‘The Sympathizer’ screen adaptation to star Vietnamese actors
Actress Kieu Trinh and TV host Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen will star in HBO series adaptation ‘The Sympathizer’ with Robert Downey Jr.
French novelist Marc Levy to watch play-adaptation of work in HCMC
Marc Levy, French novelist and best-selling author, has traveled to Ho Chi Minh City to attend an adapted play of one of his novels.
Vietnamese-American’s award winning novel seems set to become TV series
American studio A24 is likely to buy the rights to Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel ‘The Sympathizer’ for a possible TV series directed by South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook.
Vietnamese literary phenomenon Nguyen Huy Thiep leaves a void behind
‘The brightest star in our literary firmament has stopped shining,’ writer Nguyen Van Tho said during a talk show Tuesday.
Vietnam feudal era library reopens after 75 years
The Tang Tho Chamber, a national library under the Nguyen Dynasty, the last Vietnamese kings, has begun welcoming visitors in central Hue town after being closed for 75 years.
‘Scorched earth’: Vietnam arrests leading dissident activist and blogger
The late night arrest of the activist and writer Pham Doan Trang followed an annual human rights dialogue with U.S. officials.
Viet Nam : Human rights champion arrested, at grave risk of torture
Responding to the arrest of Pham Doan Trang, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns, Ming Yu Hah, said :
Pham Doan Trang : Vietnam arrests leading pro-democracy blogger
Vietnam has arrested a prominent dissident writer and blogger just hours after holding talks with the United States on human rights.
A clandestine press, Vietnam’s Liberal Publishing House wins IPA’s 2020 prix Voltaire
Liberal Publishing House—an underground press specializing in politically charged content that Hanoi has tried to suppress—wins the IPA’s highest honor for courage in the freedom to publish.
Where are the female voices ? Vietnam author asks of war stories
Women bore much of the burden of the Vietnam War but their voices have long been absent from the trove of literature on the topic, says acclaimed author Nguyen Phan Que Mai.
A stirring family saga tells a taboo history of Vietnam
Halfway through “The Mountains Sing,” the first novel in English by the Vietnamese poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai, a grandmother explains herself to the granddaughter she’s caring for in Hanoi in the early 1970s while American bombs rain around them.