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Linda Le wins Wepler Award

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Linda Le wins Wepler Award

QĐND – Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

The Wepler Award, worth €10,000, was presented to French writer Linda Le, of Vietnamese origin, for her work titles Cronos published by Christian Bourgois Publishing House.

The work Cronos tells story of an imaginary city ruled by two dictators. To save her father, an astronomer, a girl has to marry one of the two dictators. Knowing that she is pregnant, she decides to resign from office and follows protesters.

Born in 1963 in Vietnam, Linda Le arrived in France in 1977. Her first novel Un si tender vampire (A gentle vampire) was published when she was 23 years old. She was awarded Vocation in 1990, Renaissance on short story in 1993 and Fénéon in 1997. Some of her works have been translated into English, Dutch, Portuguese and Vietnamese.

Wepler is a literary award established in 1998 under the initiative of Abbesses Book Store with the support from Fondation La Poste and Brasserie Wepler Organisations.

This annual award is presented on November for a contemporary writer without trade purpose.

Source: TT

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

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