Chu Tien-wen

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Chu Tien-wen
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Background information
Born (1956-08-24) August 24, 1956 (age 60)
Taipei, Taiwan
Parents Chu Hsi-ning (1927-1998)
Liu Mu-sha (1935-)
Influenced by Hu Lancheng
Alma mater Tamkang University
Taipei Municipal Zhongshan Girls High School
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chu.

Chu Tien-wen (Chinese: 朱天文; pinyin: Zhū Tiānwén; born August 24, 1956 in Taipei, Taiwan) is one of Taiwan's most prominent novelists and playwright.[1] She was born to probably the most prestigious literary family in contemporary Taiwan. She is the daughter of Chu Hsi-ning and the older sister of Chu Tien-hsin. Some of her notable novels are Fin-de-Siècle Splendour (世紀末的華麗, 1990), Notes of a Desolate Man (荒人手記, 1994), and 巫言 (2008). She wrote many of the scripts for the famous Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien. Her screenwriting credits include movies like Taipei Story, The Puppetmaster, Goodbye South, Goodbye, Millennium Mambo, City of Sadness 悲情城市 (1989) and many more. Chu was named the winner of the 2015 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature for Fin-de-Siecle Splendor, making her the first female writer to win the award.[2]

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