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China writer wins Nobel literature prize

2012-10-11 13:54

Stockholm - Chinese writer Mo Yan has been named the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.

The Swedish Academy, which selects the winners of the prestigious award, in Thursday praised Mo's "hallucinatoric realism" saying it "merges folk tales, history and the contemporary".

European authors had won four of the past five awards, with last year's prize going to Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer.

As with the other Nobel Prizes, the prize is worth about $1.2m.

Comments
  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-11 14:20

    Yo man!

  • zebsonm - 2012-10-11 17:44

    no need to read this wonderfuf piece of literature.this guy has rubbish anything u can think about which is chinese and i bet my last rand this guy is not very popular with the authorities.those who visit libraries please prove me wrong am putting my head on the concrete.

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