17:20 | 17/12/2015 Society
On December 14th, Vietnamese writer, Tran Mai Hanh was presented the Southeast Asia Writer Awards (SEA Writer Awards) for his novel “Bien Ban Chien Tranh 1-2-3-4.75” (War Minutes January-April, 1975) in a ceremony held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Writer Tran Mai Hanh addressed at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Addressing the ceremony, Vietnamese writer Tran Mai Hanh said he was proud to receive the award, adding that the selection of his book for the award has woken up memories of Vietnamese people’s great sacrifices for national independence and unification.
Tran Mai Hanh, born in 1943, was a journalist of the Vietnam News Agency and a member of the agency’s special mission to cover key military units that marched south to liberate Saigon in the spring of 1975.
18 Vietnamese writers and poets were presented the SEA Writer Awards including To Huu (1996), Ma Van Khang (1998), Huu Thinh (1999), Nguyen Khai (2000), Nguyen Duc Mau (2001), Nguyen Kien (2002), Bang Viet (2003), Do Chu (2004), Inrasana (2005), Le Van Thao (2006), Tran Van Tuan (2007), Nguyen Ngoc Tu (2008), Cao Duy Son (2009), Nguyen Nhat Anh (2010), Nguyen Chi Trung (2011), Trung Trung Dinh (2012), Thai Ba Loi (2013), Thanh Thao (2014) and Tran Mai Anh (2015).
The SEA Writer Award is an award that has been presented annually by the Thai Royal Family since 1979 to poets and writers of the Southeast Asian Nations./.