English version of “A War Account” debuts

(VOVworld) – The English version of historical-document novel “A War Account 1-2-3-4.75” by journalist-writer Tran Mai Hanh was officially introduced to readers at an event in Hanoi on Thursday.

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The event was co-organised by Radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV), the Vietnam Writers’ Association and the National Political Publishing House to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the Liberation of Southern Vietnam and National Reunification.

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VOV President Nguyen The Ky

VOV President Nguyen The Ky spoke at the event: “A War Account” can be seen as the chronicles of the last days of the Sai Gon regime and the sacrifice and triumphant victory of Vietnamese people and soldiers in the war for national salvation. The book was carefully written based on historical documents and interviews with witnesses.”

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VOV President Nguyen The Ky and journalist-writer Tran Mai Hanh

The 500-page book has literary, historical and press value featuring original documents considered as confidential at that time. Journalist-writer Tran Mai Hanh: “Uncountable numbers of Vietnamese have silently contributed to this book. It is a gift destined for my journalistic career. Readers’ appreciation is an encouragement and inspiration for me.”

 “A War Account 1-2-3-4.75” was published by the National Political Publishing House in 2014. It won the “The 2014 Literature Award” of the Vietnam Writers’ Association and “The 2015 Literature Award of the ASEAN countries”. The English version will introduce it to readers worldwide.

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