Writer Vũ Tú Nam has passed away, aged 91. — Photo dantri.com.vn HÀ NỘI — Writer Vũ Tú Nam, former general secretary of the Việt Nam Writers’ Association, passed away on September 9 at the age of 91. The writer, whose real name was Vũ Tiến Nam, was born in 1929 in Vụ Bản District in the northern province of Nam Định. Two of his brothers were also renowned writers. As a child, Nam attended the French – Vietnamese Primary School in the northern province of Hòa Bình then continued higher education in Hà Nội. He joined the army in 1947. Due to his writing ability, he was assigned to work at Chiến Sỹ (Soldier) newspaper and then Quân Đội Nhân Dân (People’s Army) newspaper in 1950. He also was one of the first editors of Văn Nghệ Quân Đội (Military Arts) journal. In 1958, he began to work for Văn Học (Literature) newspaper of the Việt Nam Writers’ Association and was one of the founders of the association. He also took over other significant positions including editor of the Văn Học (Literature) newspaper, deputy editor-in-chief of Văn Nghệ (Arts) newspaper and director of the Tác Phẩm Mới (New Works)… Read full this story
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