Banned author first Chinese national to win Nobel Literature Prize
by Clayton Wehner - October 12th, 2012
Mo Yan has become the first Chinese national to win the Nobel Literature prize. Frequently banned in his native China, Mo Yan is an author whose work rings with refreshing authenticity – he is one of the most critically acclaimed writers of his generation, both in China and in the West.
The Chinese author, whose real name is Guan Moye, was presented with the award on 11 October by Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.
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