Wang Meng

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Wang Meng (王蒙) is a Chinese writer, born in 1934 in Beijing. Though he only gained a high school education, Wang has been appointed professor of many universities. Wang Meng has published six novels, ten short story collections, as well as other works of poetry, prose and critical essays, altogether over 17 million words. His works have been translated and published in 21 different languages. His short stories "The Young Newcomer in the Organization Department" and "Long Live Youth" have become classics.

He was awarded an Italian Premio Letterario Internationale Montello as well as the prize for Peace and Culture awarded by Sokagakkai (the Japanese Society of Value Creation). In 1989, he became an honorary member of the Writers Association in Jordan. He has also been awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the University of Macau.

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