2012 Literature Nobel for Mo Yan of China
Chinese author Mo Yan won Nobel Prize for literature. His real name is Guan Moye. The Swedish Academy recognized the writer as a one "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary".
Some of his notable works:
- Red Sorghum
- The Republic of Wine
- Life and Death are Wearing Me Out
In 2011, the prize was given to Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer.