2012 Nobel Prize in Literature

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The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2012 has been awarded to China’s Mo Yan “who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary.”  Read more about Mo Yan and his work here or from our Literary Reference Center database.  He is the first Chinese citizen and only the second writer of a Chinese language to win the prize. 
You can find Mo Yan’s novel Republic of Wine and his short story “Divine Debauchery” in the collection Running Wild: New Chinese Writers at the Tunxis Library.

Late add: According to the Guardian’s live blog, “Mo Yan” is a pseudonym which in Chinese means “Don’t speak.”  His real name is Guan Moye.

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