Short Stories for German Readers
My Vietnam

Mein Vietnam © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

In autumn 2017, the Goethe-Institut Hanoi invited writers in Vietnam to submit short stories which would give German readers an impression of life in Vietnam today. We received several hundred submissions. For these contributions we would like to sincerely thank you. We received stories about everyday life, about life in the city, in the countryside, about being together with the family, with friends, with animals at home and in nature. The stories were touching and gave new, authentic impressions of Vietnam.
Five independent experts on Vietnamese literature selected the best stories. They received the submissions anonymously and worked their way through hundreds of pages. Thank you very much to them. Then three teams worked on translating the stories for a year and a half. The stories will now appear as a book at the Frankfurt Book Fair in autumn 2020. Many thanks to the Mitteldeutsche Verlag!

Authors and stories we selected