Gao Xingjian

Gao Xingjian
Gao Xingjian
  • Born: January 4, 1940
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Profession: Novelist

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Gao Xingjian is a Chinese émigré novelist, playwright, and critic who in 2000 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature "for an oeuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity." He is also a noted translator (particularly of Samuel Beckett and Eugène Ionesco), screenwriter, stage director, and a celebrated painter. In 1998, Gao was granted French citizenship.

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