Exhibition on Chilean Nobel prize laureate poet opens in Hanoi hinh anh 1Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) in a photo displayed at the exhibition (Source: VOV)

Hanoi (VNA) – Unannounced photos of Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957), who was the first Latin American woman to win the Nobel Prize in 1945, are being displayed at an exhibition in Hanoi.

Opened on September 24, the 7-day exhibition is co-organised by the Chilean Embassy in Vietnam and the National Library of Vietnam to mark her 130th birth anniversary.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chilean Ambassador to Vietnam Jaime Chomali said the event aims to promote Chile’s literature to Vietnamese readers and boost friendship between Chileans and Vietnamese.

Apart from these valuable photos, collections of relevant documents from Chile’s national library, foreign ministry, and Gabriela Mistral museum are also exhibited.

On the occasion, the embassy awarded Vietnamese winners of its writing contest associated with the exhibition that called for essays on the life and career of Mistral.

The awardees included Nguyen Van Tich, Chairman of the Vietnam – Chile Friendship – Cooperation Association and former Vietnamese Ambassador to Chile; Le Duy Truyen, vice Chairman of the association and former Deputy General Director of the Vietnam News Agency; and students majoring in Spanish language from the Hanoi University and the Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1945 was awarded to Gabriela Mistral "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world"./.