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The literature of 2012 Nobel winner Mo Yan
 The 57-year-old contemporary Chinese writer, Mo Yan, has been dominating Chinese media headlines for Nobel Prize.
Literature opens door for more East-West dialogue
It is a positive sign that contemporary Chinese literature is gaining the world's recognition and Mo's win will draw more attention to the work of other Chinese writers.
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Mo Yan, born in 1955, is one of the most widely read and established writers in the country. Mo Yan, meaning "don't speak" in Chinese, is his psyudonym. His real name is Guan Moye. The 57-year-old writer, who is a native of Gaomi in Shandong, has used his hometown as the backdrop of many of his novels.



Red Sorghum (Hong Gaoliang)

Shengsi Pilao (生死疲劳), January, 2006

Wa (蛙), December, 2009
Mo Yan, the happiest writer in China
GMW Commentator's View
Chinese writer Mo Yan made history at 7 p.m. Thursday Beijing Time, when the two Chinese characters “Mo Yan” were spoken out by Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm as the name of the winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature. Mo Yan's win brought joy to his supporters, stunned the literary circles in China and made the general opinion in a very disturbed state.
The Chinese people, although just waiting for the result of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature several days, had been looking forward to the moment for a century as no Chinese national had ever won the Nobel Prize in literature in its century-long history, thus making Mo Yan’s winning the Nobel Prize full of implication.

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