Mo Yan Wins the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature

http://www.granta.com/dyn/1334837960936.jpegChinese author Mo Yan has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature, who, according to the committee, “with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary.”
From Nobel’s biography:

“As a twelve-year-old during the Cultural Revolution he left school to work, first in agriculture, later in a factory. In 1976 he joined the People’s Liberation Army and during this time began to study literature and write. His first short story was published in a literary journal in 1981. His breakthrough came a few years later with the novella Touming de hong luobo (1986, published in French as Le radis de cristal1993).”

You can read an interview with Mo Yan at Granta.
Here’s a Time profile of the author.
And another profile at China Through a Lens.

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3 comments

  1. Andreas Moser · October 11, 2012

    I am calling for the help of those who have read one or more of Mo Yan’s books. With which book to start if I want to get an impression of this writer: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/the-mo-yan-poll/ ?

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