Vietnam Book Day in Vietnam
Vietnam Book Day in Vietnam is held on April 21. This event in the third decade of the month April is annual. Help us
The early history of printing in Vietnam was facilitated by the fact that the Vietnamese Chữ Nôm script shared similarities with Chinese and that Vietnam had many cultural, linguistic and political connections to China that were less developed in other parts of Southeast Asia.
Private publishing in Vietnam has been allowed only since 2004 when Vietnam became a signatory of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. Before that, only state-owned publishing houses were allowed to publish books, and there are now 60 of them.
In our report on the longlist announced for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, it was noted that Vietnamese author Viet Thanh Nguyenís Pulitzer-winning ĎThe Sympathizerí is part of the pool.
At major bookselling fairs in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, private publishing houses have big stalls and many events.
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