Mo Yan wins 2012 Nobel prize in literature

October 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm 1 comment

Quite to the surprise of the many Haruki Murakami lovers at the East Asian Library, Chinese novelist Mo Yan (莫言, 1955) has won this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature!


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  • 1. Hugh Grigg  |  December 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I thought it was such a shame that media in other countries immediately leapt on the fact that Mo Yan isn’t a particularly political writer, as if Chinese writers can only be dissidents. Perhaps this will begin to draw more attention to the rich diversity in Chinese literature, as currently it isn’t widely appreciated elsewhere.


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