New Vietnamese Translators

Posted on: 18/12/2009

Apart from translators of literature such as Thuy Toan, Duong Tuong, Tran Dinh Hien, Nguyen Ngoc and Trinh Lu, a new generation of young translators has come to the fore in Viet Nam in recent years, bringing local readers the latest best-sellers.

In the last year, Vietnamese readers were presented with translated books from Poland, Hungary and Chile to add to well-known classical writers such as Edith Wharton, Jane Austen, Rousseau, Voltaire and Diderot.

Their translations include best-sellers and globally award-winning novels such as The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellbecq; The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho; The Piano Teacher by Austrian writer Elfriede Jelinek (Nobel Prize for Literature 2004), and Kitchen by Yoshimoto Bananai.

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