The Vietnam Publishing Association and the National Book Council organized the second National Book Awards for 27 valuable and excellent works and books in Hanoi in December.
The event drew the participation of Politburo member, secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and head of the PCC’s Commission of Popularization and Education Vo Van Thuong; members of PCC, including Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung, Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha, General Director of the Voice of Vietnam and chairman of the Central Council for the Theory and Criticism of Literature and the Arts Nguyen The Ky; alternate member of PCC and editor-in-chief of the Communist Review Dinh Minh Huan; and representatives from ministries, committees, agencies, embassies, publishing houses, book distribution companies and award-winning authors.
The National Book Awards is an annual state award for books (book collections) of outstanding value in the content of thought, knowledge and aesthetics in order to honor the author, translator, scientist and publishers, contributing to discovering, storing and promoting valuable works to readers and promoting publishing to develop in the right direction and in line with the integration trend.
In 2019, 42 publishers submitted 355 books for 259 titles. The 2nd National Book Award, 2019 has made more reasonable changes than the previous one. Instead of awarding Good Books, Nice Books, and dividing Gold, Silver, Bronze and consolation prize, this year's Awards selected only good books and collections of book that ensure content and aesthetics, and divided into three categories: Prize A, Prize B and Prize C.
With five books: Political and economic; natural sciences and technology; social sciences and humanities; culture, literature and arts; children, the awards council agreed to award 27 books and collection of books, including 02 A prizes, 13 B prizes and 12 C prizes.
Leader from Publishing House of Natural Sciences and Technology received the award at the second National Book Awards 2019
The Publishing House of Natural Sciences and Technology was honored to receive one A Prize, the highest award of the second National Book Awards, to the collective authors of the Fauna of Vietnam (from volume 26 to 31) and the Flora of Vietnam (from volume 12 to 21); one B Prize to collective authors of book "Lipids from seeds of some Vietnamese plants", including Doan Lan Phuong (chief editor), Pham Minh Quan, La Dinh Moi, Nguyen Quoc Binh, Bertrand Matthaeus and Pham Quoc Long.
Fauna of Vietnam (from volume 26 to 31) and the Flora of Vietnam (from volume 12 to 21) – Collective author won an A prize.
Book "Lipids from seeds of some Vietnamese plants"; authors: Doan Lan Phuong (chief editor), Pham Minh Quan, La Dinh Moi, Nguyen Quoc Binh, Bertrand Matthaeus and Pham Quoc Long won a B prize.
Translated by Tuyet Nhung
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