Author of ‘Wolf Totem’ awarded Bichgiin Mergen Prize
An official ceremony for introducing the Mongolian national script version of the famous Chinese novel “Wolf Totem” took place on August 3 at the Puppet Theater of Mongolia.
During the introduction ceremony, author of “Wolf Totem” Jiang Rong was awarded the Bichgiin Mergen Prize (Genius Writer Prize) by the World Mongol Authors Association.
President of the World Mongol Authors Association Ts.Khulan, State Honored Writer B.Baast, Cultural Merit Worker G.Akim, best friend of Jiang Rong Chen Zhi Tsun, and translator D.Boldbaatar attended the event.
Bichgiin Mergen is the highest award of the World Mongol Authors Association.
Friend of Jiang Rong and painter of “Wolf Totem” novel’s cover Chen Zhi Tsun received the award on behalf of Jiang Rong. Jiang Rong hasn’t arrived at the ceremony due to work, according to the organizors.
Chen Zhi Tsun said, “I am very happy to represent my friend Jiang Rong and receive this award on his behalf. The relationship between Mongolia and China is expanding in many sectors. Cultural exchange is of special significance to us all.”
The World Mongol Authors Association organization was established on August of 2014.
Below is a brief interview with the president of the association, Ts.Khulan.
Why was the World Mongol Authors Association established?
Mongolians willing to keep traditional customs, culture and heritage are in the World Mongol Authors Association. This association has united authors and writers from Hazara Mongol, Buryatia, Tuva, and Yakutia.
The activity of the association is for everyone whose heart beats for Mongolia, not only for writers and authors.
We heard Bichgiin Mergen is the highest award of the association. Will you give the award every year?
No. Bichgiin Mergen will be awarded once every four years.
How can people become a member of your association?
There are nine executive board members in our association. Also the association includes literature and language teachers and translators. Participation of teachers is important to educating children. The association is open for everyone.
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