“Give me a ticket to childhood” to be released in US

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Author Nguyen Nhat Anh's novel titled "Give me a ticket to childhood" will be released in the US on October 9. The announcement came from Amazon.com, which hails the book as "the best selling book in the history of modern Viet Nam"."Cho toi xin mot ve di tuoi tho" published by Overlook Publishing House in English version, is named " Give me a Ticket to Childhood". The book has been printed 41 times, a phenomenon in the Vietnamese publishing industry. More than 350,000 copies of the book have been sold since it first hit bookshelves in 2008. A recipient of the ASEAN Literature Award 2010, the award winner has also been translated and printed in the Thailand and Korean languages. Translated by Will Naythons, the novel combines wonderful and vivid childhood memories with the reality of adult life. Author Nguyen Nhat Anh was born in 1955 in Thang Binh district, in the central province of Quang Nam. In 1973, he moved toSai Gon (Ho Chi Minh city at present) and sought to write and … [Read more...]

New English version of bestselling Vietnames children’s book to be released in US

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The new English version of a children's book by a well-loved Vietnamese author, which has been translated into different languages, is poised to be released across the U.S. in October 2014. The latest English version of the bestselling children's book "Cho Toi Xin Mot Ve Di Tuoi Tho" (Give Me a Ticket to Childhood) by acclaimed Vietnamese writer Nguyen Nhat Anh will be launched throughout the U.S. on October 9, according to Amazon.com. … [Read more...]

Nhat Anh’s book to be released in US

HA NOI (VNS) - Acclaimed author Nguyen Nhat Anh's novel Cho Toi Xin Mot Ve Di Tuoi Tho (Give Me a Ticket to Childhood) will be released in the US on December 9. This has been announced by Amazon.com, which hails the book as "the best selling book in the history of modern Viet Nam". The availability of the book in English also marks "the arrival in English of a hugely appealing and engaging author," says the website. Translated by Will Naythons, the novel combines wonderful and vivid childhood memories with the reality of adult life. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 31/3

Vietnamese guitarist defeats 200 to win Yale scholarship Vietnamese guitarist Tran Tuan An has defeated some 200 international students to win a seat at the world's prestigious Yale School of Music. An's father, Tran Quang Tuan, said he had applied for admission to a master's programme at 20 universities in the USA and was accepted by all of them. An enrolls in the Master of Music programme in guitar this fall because it offers the best choice. As a student at North Park University's School of Music, Chicago, US, An became the 39th student to be honoured as a Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois in November 2013. He also earned first prize in the 2013 Society of American Musicians Guitar Competition, as well as the Evanston Music Club 2013 Scholarship, along with other prizes in Viet Nam. Now in its second century of service, the Yale School of Music enjoys a tradition of excellence that reflects its distinguished faculty and alumni. Each year, the school offers … [Read more...]

Manga wins readers’ choice prize

Popular reads: The 10 books chosen as readers' favourites that were awarded prizes by the HCM City Book Distribution Corporation. — File Photo

HCM CITY (VNS)— Japanese detective manga series Detective Conan written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama won the golden prize for favourite book voted by readers across the country. The manga, published in Viet Nam in 2000 by the Kim Dong Publishing House, received 7.18 per cent of total votes. The biennial prize was given by the HCM City Book Distribution Corporation (FAHASA) to 10 favourite books in Viet Nam. The silver prizes were awarded to Singaporean best-seller writer Adam Khoo's I Am Gifted, So Are You! and Japanese detective manga series Doraemon written and illustrated by Fujiko F. Fujio. Dale Carnegie's famous book How to Win Friends and Influence People and Vietnamese best-seller author Nguyen Nhat Anh's novel Cho Toi Xin Mot Ve Di Tuoi Tho were awarded the bronze prizes. Le Thi Thu Huyen, FAHASA's deputy general director, said the prizes reflected reading trends of Vietnamese who were paying more attention to books on living skills and entertaining books. She … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 6/3

Hue will host a folk music festival in May, gathering performance artists from a range of troupes from central Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces.

Hue gathers regional musicians for folk music festival According to the Thua Thien-Hue Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the festival will be held to promote unique forms of folk music and aid the preservation of traditional music, threatened by the popularity of modern art forms. The festival will also serve as a platform for folk artists to exchange and train young artists, including vocalists and traditional musical instrument performers. Shows at the festival will include solo and group performances, featuring the distinctive tunes and melodies of each locality. In addition to folk art troupes, the festival will attract guest groups from the Hue club in HCM City, the Hue band in Voice of Viet Nam, and the Hue Music Academy. Ca Hue, or Hue tunes, is a unique art form that was developed by feudal mandarin families during the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945). It later spread, becoming a common form of folk music. Children's book tells pigs' story Veteran author … [Read more...]

Chuc Mot Ngay Tot Lanh: latest book for children

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The Hanoitimes - The 290-page book, Chuc Mot Ngay Tot Lanh (Have a Good Day), is brought to life with 40 illustrations by talented artist Do Hoang Tuong and tells the story of two little pigs, Lo Noi and Deo No, as they discover the world together. As in his previous books, Anh's latest offering highlights the beauty of friendship and love, with his usual flair and imagination. More than 38,000 copies of the book have been printed by the city's Tre Publishing House, and already they have announced the reprint of another 15,000 copies. The official book signing is at Le Van Tam Park on March 25, and is expected to attract hundreds of young and adult readers. Anh will then continue his travels, and will be introducing his new book to fans all over Viet Nam. "Anh's books are popular with both children and adults because they are full of mythical beings and brave characters," said Nguyen Thi Ngoc Oanh, mother of two. "I love reading Anh's books because he always listens to his … [Read more...]

Children’s book tells pigs’ story

HCM CITY (VNS) — Veteran author Nguyen Nhat Anh's latest book for children will hit bookshops in HCM City tomorrow. The 290-page book, Chuc Mot Ngay Tot Lanh (Have a Good Day), is brought to life with 40 illustrations by talented artist Do Hoang Tuong and tells the story of two little pigs, Lo Noi and Deo No, as they discover the world together. As in his previous books, Anh's latest offering highlights the beauty of friendship and love, with his usual flair and imagination. More than 38,000 copies of the book have been printed by the city's Tre Publishing House, and already they have announced the reprint of another 15,000 copies. The official book signing is at Le Van Tam Park on March 25, and is expected to attract hundreds of young and adult readers. Anh will then continue his travels, and will be introducing his new book to fans all over Viet Nam. "Anh's books are popular with both children and adults because they are full of mythical beings and brave characters," said … [Read more...]