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Liu Zhenyun

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Occupation  Writer
Name  Liu Zhenyun
Language  Chinese
Role  Novelist

Alma mater  Peking University
Spouse  Guo Jianmei (m. 1985)
Education  Peking University
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Notable works  One Sentence worth Ten Thousand
Notable awards  Mao Dun Literature Prize 2011
Books  One Sentence Worth Ten Thousand, "Cell Phone", The Corridors of Power
Awards  Golden Rooster Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Movies  Back to 1942, Cell Phone, A World Without Thieves, Gimme Kudos, Lost and Found
Similar People  Feng Xiaogang, Zhang Guoli, Xu Fan, Guo Jianmei, Han Sanping

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Liu Zhenyun (born 1958) is a Chinese novelist. His novel Someone to Talk To was awarded the 2011 Mao Dun Literature Prize.


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Liu Zhenyun, a Chinese writer of many bestselling novels. He is one of the most famous and award-winning writers in contemporary China.

Liu’s works include novels such as Hometown, Regime and Blood (故乡天下黄花), Anecdotes in the Hometown (故乡相处流传), Material and Spirit in the Hometown (故乡面和花朵), Nonsense Talk (一腔废话), Cell Phone (手机), The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoon (我叫刘跃进), Someone to Talk To (一句顶一万句), I Did Not Kill My Husband (我不是潘金莲); Short stories such as A Small Town: Tapu (塔铺), Recruits (新兵连), The Office (单位), Ground Covered with Chicken Feathers (一地鸡毛), Remembering 1942 (温故一九四二). Throughout the years, Liu’s works have been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech, Dutch, Russian, Hungarian, Serbian, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and other languages.

Someone to Talk To was awarded with Mao Dun Literature Prize in 2011. It has been sold more than 1.6 million copies. I Did Not Kill My Husband sold more than 1.3 million copies.

Many of Liu’s books have been adapted into TV series and movies, including A Small Town: Tapu, Ground Covered with Chicken Feathers, The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoon, Remembering 1942, Someone to Talk To, and I Did Not Kill My Husband. Several of these adapted films have been awarded in the film festivals around world, including Toronto International Film Festival, San Sebastian International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Rome International Film Festival, Cairo International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, etc.


  • 2011: Mao Dun Literature Prize, winner, One Sentence Is Ten Thousand Sentences
  • References

    Liu Zhenyun Wikipedia

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