Gao Xingjian

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Birthday
4, 1940
Birthplace
China
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
4, 1940 (age 79)
Birthplace
China

About

Known as a Chinese pioneer of absurdist drama, he was also a novelist, screenwriter, director, and artist. His literary works include the novel Soul Mountain and the play The Other Side.

Before Fame

He began attending the Beijing Foreign Studies University in 1957.

Trivia

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2000.

Family Life

His father was a clerk in the Bank of China, and his mother was an actress.

Associated With

He translated the works of Samuel Beckett into Chinese.