Ha Jin

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Birthday
21, 1956
Birthplace
China
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Birthday
21, 1956 (age 63)
Birthplace
China

About

A Chinese-American writer and novelist, he is best known for his 1999 novel, Waiting, which focuses on an army doctor who is waiting for a divorce. His other works include Under the Red Flag (1997) and War Trash (2004).

Before Fame

He joined the People's Liberation Army during the Cultural Revolution in China.

Trivia

He won the National Book Award for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

Family Life

He was born in Liaoning, China to a military officer father. He immigrated to the United States shortly after the 1989 Tiananmen Incident.

Associated With

He won the PEN/Hemingway Award, which is an honor named after author Ernest Hemingway.