|Birth Day||February 17, 1955|
|Age||65 YEARS OLD|
He earned a Masters of Literature and Art from the Beijing Normal University in 1991.
He received both the 2009 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature and the 2011 Mao Dun Literature Prize.
He was born into a farming family in the Shandong Province of China. With his wife, Du Qinlan, he had a child named Guan.
His popular novel, Red Sorghum, inspired a 1987 film starring Jiang Wen .