Su Tong

Date of Birth: 1963
Occupation: Writer
Native Place: 6005.002


In 2009, he was awarded the Man Asian Literary Prize for his work The Boat to Redemption, the second Chinese writer to win the prize.[6]

In 2011, Su Tong was nominated to win the "Man Booker International Prize."[7] In 2015, he was a co-winner of the Mao Dun Literature Prize for Yellowbird Story.[8]

He has been influenced by writers such as William Faulkner, J.D Salinger, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


"He was born in Suzhou and lives in Nanjing.He entered the Department of Chinese at Beijing Normal University in 1980, and started to publish novels in 1983. He is now vice president of the Jiangsu Writers Association. Known for his controversial writing style, Su is one of the most acclaimed novelists in China.

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