To Hoai, one of the most famous writers of Vietnamese literature, died at noon of July 6 at the age of 94.
The Hanoian writer was born Nguyen Sen on September 27, 1920 to a family of craftsmen.
During his 60-year career, To Hoai published more than 100 works, including novels, short stories, memoirs, film scripts.
Many of his works are taught to school children.
One of his very first pieces was published in 1941 and rocketed him to fame.
De men phieu luu ky (The Adventures of a Cricket) has since been reprinted in 37 languages and remains a beloved children’s book in many countries throughout the world.
He was presented the Ho Chi Minh Award, one of the government’s highest honors given to authors of influential scientific, educational, art and literary works, in 1996.