10-31-2007 10:29

The Lu Xun Literary Awards, among the most prestigious literary prizes in China, are named for the late Chinese literary icon. Lu Xun is revered as the father of modern Chinese literature. The prize's fourth awards ceremony has been held in the writer's hometown of Shaoxing.

Thirty-two novelists, poets, literary critics and translators were there to claim prizes at the awards ceremony.

Awards are made in seven categories, including medium-length novel, short story, reportage, poetry, prose, critique and translation.

"The Beloved Tree" by Jiang Yun is one of five novels to claim the medium-length novel prize. Zhu Xiaojun's "Angels are Fighting" took top prize in the reportage category. "Shouting Hometown" by Tian He claimed the excellence award for poetry. Xu Jinlong won the literary translation prize for his work translating "Farewell, My Book" by Japanese writer Kenzaburo Oe.

This year's awards fashion a general overview of China's literary progression between 2004 and 2006.

Sponsored by the China Writers Association, the Lu Xun Literary Awards are considered the top prizes in modern Chinese literature. They are given out every three years.

Lu Xun was born in 1881 in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province. He died from tuberculosis in 1936.


Editor:Liu Fang