Winners and award presenters pose for a picture at the award ceremony. [Shenzhen Daily]
The winning works of fiction and poetry of the 3rd "Shenzhen's Top 10 Good Books Award" were announced on December 7 and the award ceremony was hosted at Shenzhen Book City on December 17.
The 10 finalists, which included novels, poetry, children's literature and translated books, were all written by Shenzhen authors. Works of fiction and poetry written by Shenzhen authors and published in China from November 2014 to October 31, 2016 were qualified to take part in the competition.
The event was so widely welcomed by authors that the organizer had received 73 works this time. The panel of judges was made up of authors, experts and media members from Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. To make it a more level-playing field, the organizer also invited a Hong Kong author and a reader to be judges.
Hosted by Shenzhen Writers' Association, Futian Public Culture and Sports Development Center and Shenzhen Federation of Literary and Art Circles, the award is organized by the Futian Library, Futian Mass Culture Association, Contemporary Chinese Literature Creation and Research Center of Shenzhen University.
Also, the award is co-organized by Shenzhen Press Group, Shenzhen Publication and Distribution Group and Southern China Strategic Development Center of the China Cultural Media Group, and is supported by Chinese Writers' Association and Writers' Association of Guangdong Province.
(Source: Shenzhen Daily)
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