Gao Xingjiang

Chinese playwright, novelist and artist Gao Xingjian became a critic of the Communist regime as a young man. He fled Beijing and has lived for many years in France where his first novel, Soul Mountain, was first published and became an international bestseller.

In 2000 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Gao’s last novel, One Man’s Bible (1999), focuses the political horrors of the twentieth century through the lens of desire and memory.