Russian literary prodigy visits Vietnam

(VOV) -Young Russian literary prodigy Mikhail Samarsky arrived in Vietnam on December 26 for 9-day meetings and exchanges with the press and art circles.

The talent will also meet with vision-impaired students at the Nguyen Dinh Chieu School for the Blind.

He was welcomed at HCM City’s Tan Son Nhat airport by around 100 young people and journalists.

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The prodigy expressed his interest in Vietnamese literature. “I have read Vietnamese fairy tales and look forward to exploring the stories of contemporary Vietnamese authors such as Nguyen Hong, To Hoai, Le Luu, Xuan Dieu, and Nguyen Dinh Thi.”

Samarsky is the child of a playwright, scriptwriter, and poet father and a mother famous for her detective novels. He began writing from the age of 12. He currently studies at Moscow State University’s Department of Political Science.

He wrote the famous novel “A Rainbow for a Friend” when he was only 13. Already published in Vietnam, the book is a moving biography of a guide dog named Trison. Samarsky celebrates the dog’s bravery, loyalty, and devotion to his blind owners.

His work has also been published in the UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Sweden. “A Rainbow for a Friend” is currently being translated into Japanese.