Chinese author Mo Yan awarded Nobel Prize in literature

October 11, 2012
October 11, 2012
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Chinese author Mo Yan
Chinese author Mo Yan(AP Photo / Daniel Roland)

Chinese author Mo Yan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. He is best known for his novels that formed the basis of the film Red Sorghum. The Nobel committee lauded Yan’s work, saying he “with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary.”

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