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Gao Xingjian

Chinese novelist and playwright

Gao Xingjian[1] (born January 4, 1940), is a Chinese-French writer. He was awarded the 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature.[2]

Gao Xingjian
Born4 January 1940 (age 73)
Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China
Occupationplaywright, screenwriter, novelist, translator, critic, painter, director
France (since 1998)
Periodfrom 1982
Notable award(s)Nobel Prize in Literature

He is also a stage director and a painter.

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  1. Gao Xingjian (Chinese: 高行健; pinyin: Gāo Xíngjiàn; Wade-Giles: Kao Hsing-chien)
  2., "Gao Xingjian"; retrieved 2012-9-17.

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