Mo Yan awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

October 11, 2012

The Swedish Academy announced this morning that it has awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature to Chinese novelist Mo Yan.  In announcing the award, the Academy noted that Mo’s work uses “hallucinatory realism” to merge “folk tales, history, and the contemporary.”  Mo is not well-known in the west, probably most familiar as the author whose novel Red Sorghum was adapted to film.  We own a few translations of Mo’s works; a quick search of one of our vendor’s websites this morning showed few titles available to purchase.  I expect this to change soon.


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