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Gao Xingjian

Born: 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 81 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."