2013 Good Book Awards announced

A ceremony to announce the 2013 Good Book Awards was held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 22.

Nominations were voted by readers and well-known experts nationwide in seven different categories including research, education, economics, management, children’s books, literature and discoveries.

The award raises intellectual standards of people and was organized by the non-profit Institute for Research on Education Development (IRED).

Wining works were “Than, Nguoi va Dat Viet” (Genies, man, and Vietnamese land) by Ta Chi Dai Truong; Vietnamese version of The Inner Region: Vietnam’s Socio-economic History in the 17th-18th Centuries by Li Tana; Annual Report on Vietnam’s Economy 2012: Facing Challenges in Economic Restructuring by authors from the Vietnam Center for Economics and Policy Research; translations of  Why Nations Fall? by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi’s children’s book Totto-Chan, Light in August by William Faulkner,  Seven complex lessons in education for the future by Edgar Morin, Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu - James A.Robinson; documentary film “Story of Thuy’s Career” by  Director Tran Van Thuy and Le Thanh Dung; (Di vao nghien cuu khoa hoc) (entering scientific research) by Nguyen Van Tuan; “Bien va chim boi ca” (Sea and Kingfisher) by writer Bui Ngoc Tan; “Gia biet hoang vu” (Goodbye to desolation” by Nguyen Hang Tinh; “Chuyen nganh co khi” (Mechanical for specific purposes) by a group of authors; and “Nhung giot muc” (Drops of ink) by Le Tat Dieu

By Tuong Vy – Translated by Kim Khanh

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