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Status past Date 2018-12-18 
Name Hit 254
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EventName Korean Literary Event in Vietnam with Author Eun Heekyung
Period 2018-11-14 ~ 2018-11-18
Place Vietnam

The Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea) (President: Kim Sa-in) held Korean literary events featuring author Eun Heekyung in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, from November 14 to 18.


On November 14, Eun spoke to students from the Department of Korean Studies at Thang Long University in Hanoi about her literary perspective, focusing on her novel Gift of the Bird. In a show of great interest and passion for Eun, over 100 students filled the venue in spite of the event being held during the holidays.

 

▲Eun Heekyung’s lecture at Thang Long University

On November 17, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, hosted the award ceremony for the Vietnam Korean Literature Book Report Competition, which centered on Eun’s Gift of the Bird. A significant number of entries were received, and the ceremony was attended by over 120 students. The award ceremony also involved student dance performances with Korean pop music, a quiz competition on Korean literature and culture, and a question and answer session with the author. Students posed keen, thoughtful questions about Eun, her work, and Korean literature, paving the way for discussion that was fruitful for all parties involved.

 

▲The Book Report Competition award ceremony venue

 

▲The winner of the Book Report Competition with Eun Heekyung

 

▲Eun’s interview with local media at the award ceremony

 

On November 18, LTI Korea held a literary exchange event in front of the Tre Publishing House Bookstore, situated at the Ho Chi Minh Book Street. The event was held in cooperation with Tre Publishing House, featuring Eun and Vietnamese author Do Thien Tui. Multiple events took place on the street that day, but the LTI Korea-Tre Publishing House event attracted the largest number of guests. The featured authors discussed their commonalities of having been born after devastating wars, and having published novels dealing with three generations of a family. They discussed not only their own literary visions, but also the Korean and Vietnamese literary worlds, as well as politics, culture, and society. Coverage from local broadcasters, newspapers, and magazines helped promote the events to local residents.

 

▲Author Do Thien Tui, Eun Heekyung, and Vice President Nguyen Tai Nam of Tre Publishing House

 

The events raised local readers’ interest in Korean literature and will act as catalysts for further literary exchange between the two countries. LTI Korea will continue to pursue author exchanges, as well as the translation and publication of Korean literature in Vietnam.