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Gao Xingjian

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Born: 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: Chinese
Categories: Critics, Novelists, Playwrights

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Gao Xingjian is a French (Chinese-born) dramatist and novelist.

 

1940 - Gao Xingjian was born 4th of January in Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China.

 

1985 - Wrote play "The Wild Man".

 

1990 - Wrote the novel "Soul Mountain" and "One Man's Bible".

 

1992 - Awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.

 

1998 - Fled in China and immigrated to France and naturalized French citizen.

 

2000 - Received the 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature.

 

2001 - Criticized one of his works. A Chinese columnist called him an "awful writer," and said that the idea of him winning the Nobel Prize was "ludicrous."

 

 

 


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