Awards & Winners

Gao Xingjian

Date of Birth 04-January-1940
Place of Birth Ganzhou
(China, Jiangxi)
Nationality China, France
Also know as Kao Hsing-chien
Profession Novelist, Author, Playwright, Translator, Literary critic
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, screenwriter, stage director, and a celebrated painter. In 1998, Gao was granted French citizenship. Gao's drama is considered to be fundamentally absurdist in nature and avant-garde in his native China. His prose works tend to be less celebrated in China but are highly regarded elsewhere in Europe and the West.

Awards by Gao Xingjian

Check all the awards nominated and won by Gao Xingjian.


Nobel Prize in Literature
(for an æuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity, which has opened new paths for the Chinese novel and drama)