Vietnamese literary works in great demand

Tre Publishing House has reprinted 3,000 more copies of the book titled "Tra lai nu hon" (Returning a Kiss) by writer Duong Thuy just one week after its release, as demand surged amongst readers.

          Book "Tra lai nu hon" by Duong Thuy

The first print edition of the book by Thuy also numbered 3,000 copies. The book is about Thuy’s journey to many places in Asia such as Myanmar, Korea and Hong Kong.

Thuy is one of the best selling young authors in the country. She is well known for books such as Beloved Oxford, Old fox, Old girl and love story novels, Venice and its gondola love stories and Pigeons on the same dome.

Another book by popular author, Bao Ninh, "The Sorrow of War" which was released in May, was also reprinted by popular demand.

Bao Ninh was awarded the Nikkei Asia Prize for his outstanding contribution to literature for this famous book. 

"The Sorrow of War" is a story based on his military service experience. It was published in Vietnam in 1991. The book was translated into Japanese in 1997 and again in 1999. The book is considered by Japanese critics as a quintessential international work of great literature about the war.

By T.Vy – Translated by Kim Khanh

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