About the author:
Chen Zhongshi (1942-2016) was a well-known contemporary author, and former Deputy Chairman of the China Writers Association. He started writing prose in 1965 and finished his magnum opus White Deer Plain in 1993, for which he won Mao Dun Literature Prize in 1997. With over five million copies sold and distributed, White Deer Plain has been selected for the college reading list and adapted into stage plays and movies.
On December 15, 2006, Chen Zhongshi placed 13th on the Wealthiest Authors in China List, for his RMB 4.55 million in royalty income.
At 07:40 am on April 29th, 2016, he passed away in a hospital in Xi’an.