Liu Zhenyun is not only one of the most successful contemporary authors in China, but also famous as a screenwriter.

Born in 1958, Liu graduated from the Chinese Language & Literature Department of Peking University and has written more than a dozen novels throughout his career, many of which are super bestsellers.

Liu's works include novels such as Yellow Flower Under the Sun in Home Town (Gu Xiang Tian Xia Huang Hua), Going Around in Home Town (Gu Xiang Xiang Chu Liu Chuan), Hometown: Noodles and Flowers (Gu Xiang Mian He Hua Duo) (four volumes), A Bunch of Nonsense (Yi Qiang Fei Hua), Cell Phone (Shou Ji), My Name is Liu Yuejin (Wo Jiao Liu Yue Jin), One Sentence worth Ten Thousand (Yi Ju Ding Yi Wan Ju), I am Not Pan Jinlian (Wo Bu Shi Pan Jin Lian), short stories such as A Small Town: Tapu (Ta Pu), Company of New Soldiers (Xin Bing Lian), Feather Everywhere (Yi Di Ji Mao), Reminiscing 1942 (Wen Gu 1942).

Throughout the years, Liu's works have been translated into English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Hungarian, Vietnamese, and other languages.

One Sentence worth Ten Thousand (Yi Ju Ding Yi Wan Ju) was awarded with China's most prestigious Literature prize - Mao Dun Literature Prize in 2011.

A Small Town: Tapu (Tapu), Feather Everywhere (Yi Di Ji Mao), Cell Phone (Shou Ji), My Name is Liu Yuejin (Wo Jiao Liu Yue Jin), One Sentence worth Ten Thousand (Yi Ju Ding Yi Wan Ju), and Reminiscing 1942 (Wen Gu 1942) have been adapted into movies and TV series. He has been credited with the title "the closest novelist to movies".

Liu's cold humor, his broad familiarity with the many facets of urban society, and his modern sensibilities have made him a favorite among Chinese readers. On a list published in November 2012, titled "2012 Writers Ranking - Rich and Influential", Liu Zhenyun ranked 19th, with an income of 2.8 Million RMB in royalties.

Speakers: (in alphabetic order)
KERSTIN AMEND(克里斯汀 • 阿曼德) | BAO YAN(包岩) | TILMAN BARES(提尔曼 • 巴赫斯) | JAMES CHAU(周柳建成) | STEFEN CHOW(赵峰) | CHU XIAOYING(初晓英) | KRISTIAN COSTA-ZAHN(克里斯蒂安 • 科斯塔-仓恩) | MATT COSTELLO(马特 • 科斯特罗) | CASPAR DELANEY(卡斯帕 • 德兰尼) | DONG RUIFENG(董瑞峰) | NICK ELIOPULOS(尼克 • 艾里普洛斯) | JONATHAN GOTTSCHALL(乔纳森 • 高特肖) | NOBERT GRABYSCH(诺伯特 • 格莱贝诗 ) | OLIVER HARDT(奥利弗 • 哈特) | KATHARINA HESSE(黑斯) | JACKIE HUANG(黄家坤) | PETER IPPOLITO(彼得 • 依普利托) | LAO DU(老杜) | LIN HUA(林华) | LIU ZHENYUN(刘震云) | MI JING(米静) | ANKE REDL(安珂 • 雷德尔) | NICOLE ROESLER(妮可 • 惠斯勒) | BARTLOMIEJ ROZBICKI(巴特罗密 • 罗兹比克) | LUKE SCOTT(卢克 • 斯科特) | SHI TAO(石涛) | MARCO SPIES(马可 • 石碧思 ) | MARK STAUFER(马克 • 司涛福) | TAN YUE(谭跃) | STEFANIE THIEDIG(由甲) | HOLGER VOLLAND(傅蓝) | WOLF U. WAGNER(沃尔夫 • 瓦格纳) | WANG HUI(王珲) | WANG RUI(王瑞) | WANG TAO(王涛) | JOACHIM WENDT(尤阿希姆 •文德特 ) | WILLIAM WHITE(白威廉) | XUE XIAOLU(薛晓路) | ZHANG ZHIJUN(张志军)