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Gao Xingjian

Born: 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: Chinese
Categories: Critics, Novelists, Playwrights


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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