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Well-known writer Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt to come to Hanoi

Hanoi, November 6 (VNA) - Lovers of literature in Vietnam will have the chance to meet well-known French/Belgian novelist Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt in Hanoi on November 9.

During a conference with Vietnamese literary critic Pham Xuan Nguyen, Schmitt will discuss his work.

Schmitt is well-known in Vietnam. Several of his works have been translated into Vietnamese by Nha Nam Publishing house. They include Oscar and the Lady in Pink and Concerto to the Memory of an Angel. The latter won him the Goncourt Prize in 2010.

In early 2016, he became a jury member of the Goncourt Prize.

Born in 1960, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is a French and Belgian dramatist, novelist, fiction writer and film director. Twenty years after his first play La Nuit de Valognes (Night in Valognes), he has become a world-renowned writer. His plays have been staged in over fifty countries and translated into forty languages.

In 2001, Schmitt was awarded the Grand Prize of the Theatre of the French Academy.

In addition to his plays, Schmitt has written a number of successful novels and short stories.
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