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Zhang Wei
Native name
Born November 1956 (age 64)
Longkou, Shandong, China
Occupation Novelist
Language Chinese
Alma mater Shandong Normal University
Period 1982 - present
Genre Novel
Notable works The Ancient Ship
Notable awards 8th Mao Dun Literary Prize
2011 The Ancient Ship

Zhang Wei (simplified Chinese: 张炜; traditional Chinese: 張煒; pinyin: Zhāng Wěi; born November 1955) is a Chinese author. He was born in Longkou, Yantai, where is located in the East of the Shandong Peninsula. He graduated from the Chinese Department at Yantai Normal College in 1980. Three years later, he became a member of China Writers Association, an organization for which he has served as chairman and deputy chairman of the Shandong branch. He is best known for his novels The Ancient Ship and September's Fable. In 2011 Zhang won the Mao Dun Literature Prize, the highest national literary award, for On the Plateau, a 10-volume work that took a decade to write.


  • The Ancient Ship 《古船》
  • September's Fable 《九月寓言》
  • On the Plateau 《你在高原》
  • Songs from the Forest刺猬歌》

Children's books

(The English titles are approximate)

  • Life on the Peninsula 《半岛哈里哈气》
  • The Young Boy and the Sea 《少年与海》
  • Looking for the King of Fish 《寻找鱼王》
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