Laureate - 1998

Lu Yuan



He was born in Wuhan, Hubei province on 3 July 1922. He is one of the most significant contemporary Chinese poets. After the publication of his Selected works, when he won the Great National Award for poetry for his poetry collection Another Poem, he was announced the greatest living Chinese poet. He is also one of the most eminent Chinese translators (Goethe, Rilke, Heigel etc.). Works: New Beginning, Focusing, Narative poem for Human, Blade of Grass, Underburnt Book.