G. Mend-Ooyo

G. Mend-Ooyo

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G. Mend-Ooyo is one of the famous poets and writers in contemporary Mongolia. He was born into a herder’s family in Dariganga, Mongolia. He has published over fifty other books of poetry, and over a dozen novels and children’s books. His books in English, French, Spanish, Macedonian, Chinese, Bengali, Italian, Khazakh and Japanese published in abroad and his works translated and published in more than sixty languages. Mend-Ooyo’s writings deal with the life of Mongolia’s nomadic herders, their culture and cultural knowledge. In his style and thematic material, he seeks to express the melody and richness of the Mongol language and nomadic society. His novel Gegeenten (The Holy One) received “Golden Feather” annual award for Novel of the Year, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 2012. His latest novel Shiliin Bogd (Sacred Hill) published in March of 2015. Mend-Ooyo has been awarded many prizes from literary organizations around the world. Mend-Ooyo has received fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and stayed at the Civitella castle of Italy for 6 week in 2014.

He received the Poet Laureate (with Golden Crown), highest poetry award from World Congress of Poets, Budapest, Hungary 2009 and has been awarded Grand Prize of the Mihai Eminescu International Academy, Romania 2014. He received the Order of Chinggis Khaan, the supreme honor of Mongolia in 2015 by the declaration of Mongolian president.

Ulaanbaatar, 2019

His official website http://www.mend-ooyo.mn/

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