Zhang Wei

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Zhang Wei (张炜), born November 1956 in Shandong Province, is a professional Chinese author and the chairman of the Shandong branch of the Chinese Writers Association. Zhang Wei began publishing poetry in 1975, and published his first novel in 1980. He has published more than 300 separate books, altogether more than 13 million words in China and overseas. His works have been translated and published in various languages.

His major works include novels "The Ancient Ship", "September Fable", "Another Province", "Bohui", "Hollyhock", "Misconduct or Romance", "Hedgehog Song", and "You Are On the Highland." His essay collections include "Into the Wild", "Night Thoughts", and "Heart of Fire"; and his works on literary theory include "Spiritual Background", "The Spiritual Direction of Modern Literature", and "Midnight Badger". His publications have won more than sixty different prizes at home and abroad.

His latest epic " You Are On the Highland" won him more than ten prestigious awards including the Mao Dun Literature Prize, Ordos Prize, the Chinese Media Prize and the China Publishing Group Special Prize, and topped Asia Weekly’s Ten Worldwide Chinese Novels list.

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