Vietnamese translator honoured with global Hans Christian Andersen Award

Friday, 2018-03-02 17:10:47
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Vietnamese translator Tran Thi Minh Tam
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NDO - Renowned Vietnamese children’s book translator Tran Thi Minh Tam is among three of the winners of this year’s global Hans Christian Andersen Award.

The information was announced by the Hans Christian Andersen Award Committee on March 1.

The award aims to honour Tam for her great contributions in popularising the works created by Hans Christian Andersen, a master of fairy tales from Denmark, in Vietnam.

She has had a strong attachment to H.C. Andersen’s works for 20 years and published an impressive fairytale-edition in 2003, with 88 fairytales at first followed by 100 fairytales later. This collection has been reprinted in 16 impressions and another is coming in 2018.

Through her impressive works, Tam has helped Vietnamese children to read fairytales and also use them as an inspiration in visual arts, music and drama activities in schools.

In addition to Tam, the other award-winners are Dr. Phil. Klaus Müller-Wille (Switzerland) for his groundbreaking studies on the material aesthetics of Hans Christian Andersen and singer/composer Sebastian (Denmark) for his interpretations of Hans Christian Andersen for the Danish music scene.

The Hans Christian Andersen Award is presented annually in recognition of the outstanding achievements related to Hans Christian Andersen, as well as the contributions towards promoting and spreading the knowledge of the Danish national poet.

The award ceremony will take place on April 3 in Andersen’s hometown of Odense.