Banned author first Chinese national to win Nobel Literature Prize

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.

Check out the books by Mo Yan here…

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Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.

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