Liu Zhenyun is a Chinese writer who has written a number of bestselling novels. He is one of the most famous and celebrated writers in contemporary China. He has been honoured by France as a Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Liu’s works include the novels Hometown, Regime and Blood, Anecdotes in the Hometown, Material and Spirit in the Hometown, Nonsense Talk, Cell Phone, The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoon, Someone to Talk To, I Did Not Kill My Husband, and Watermelon Eaters.
His work has been translated into numerous languages including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech, Dutch, Russian, Hungarian, Serbian, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and more.
Someone to Talk To was awarded with Mao Dun Literature Prize in 2011. It has sold more than 2.3 million copies. I Did Not Kill My Husband has sold more than 2.2 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 films have won awards at film festivals around the world, including the 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, Taiwan Golden Horse Award and others.