Website to feature translations of famous Vietnamese literature

On Monday, the Vietnam Writers’ Association announced the launch of its Literature Translation Centre, an organization which aims to promote Vietnamese literature abroad by translating famous works into English and making them available online. According to Nguyen Quang Thieu, vice chairman of the association, the centre’s website will introduce international publishers and readers across the world to a canon of well-known Vietnamese writers, both old and new, as well as translating a selection of international works into Vietnamese for local readers. The association also hopes to connect Vietnamese translators and authors with writers’ associations abroad for training and cultural exchange.