Mai Văn Phấn

Advisor of Kavya Kishor

Mai Văn Phấn was born 1955 in Ninh Bình, Red River Delta in North Vietnam. He joined the army infantry in 1974. Mai Văn Phấn left the army in 1981 and entered Hanoi College of Foreign Languages, Department of Linguistics and Russian culture. Continued learning in 1983 at Maxim Gorky Pedagogics School, Minsk, (Capital of the Byelorussian SSR). Winner of numerous awards for poetry in Viet Nam: “Poetry contest” of Weekly Người Hà Nội in 1994. “Poetry contest” of Weekly Văn Nghệ 1995. “Literature” of celebrity culture Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm (Hải Phòng city) in 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995. Recipient of the prestigious “Vietnam Writers’ Association” Award in 2010; The Cikada Literary Prize of Sweden in 2017; The Award of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2019 and The Literary award from Association of Literary Translators of Montenegro in 2020; Four times won the Golden Pen Literature Award of Russian Federation in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022; won the Golden Pen Literature Award of Russian Federation, 2019, 2020 and 2021; The Award Aco Karamanov of North Macedonia in 2020; 1st Prize in The International Creative Meeting and Festival “Together in the XXI Century” in Bulgaria 2020; The medal Alisher Navoi of the Union of Writers and Historians of Central Asia in 2021; Winner of Sahitto (Bangladesh) International Award for Literature 2021; The Award of Newspaper Kitob Dunyosi (Uzbekistan) in 2021; The Award of the International Slavic Literary Forum “Golden Knight” in 2022.