Writer Son Nam (photo), one of the greatest ethnologists of Southern Viet Nam, passed away at 82 Wednesday after a serious illness. His close friends like to call him an old man of the South.
He was working on a book concerning cultural exchange in many regions. However, it seems that he will not be able to complete it anymore.
Mr. Nam was born on December 11, 1926 in the southern province of Kien Giang. He wrote many famous works about southern culture from Ca Mau to Sai Gon (old Gia Dinh) such as Huong rung Ca Mau. Chuyen Xua Tinh Cu, Ben Nghe Xua, and Ba Chua Hon. His works are loved by many young people.
At the end of 2002, the Young Publishing House bought his all copyrights to reprint fully his works, which describe the eventful history of the South. Many his works were made films. The best of these films is Mua Len Trau, which won prizes both domestically and overseas.