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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TASTEMAKER

    A lifelong love of literature

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Doretta Lau

    ... The shortlist for the 2012 prize will be announced on January 9. Parker's love affair with literature began at a young age. Born in Adelaide, Australia, he showed a great aptitude for writing ... much with the sort of passion that I had for literature. "I just found myself drifting back to creative writing, and I started writing short stories. These were published. So I had ...

  2. News - China - NOBEL PRIZES

    Mo Yan picks up literature award

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Mo Yan picks up literature award Mo Yan was given the Nobel Prize for Literature Award and a cheque for 8 million Swedish krona (HK$9.25 million) ... literature is more beautiful than politics because it teaches people how to fall in love while politics teaches how to fight and scheme against each other." Mo Yan is the first Chinese national ...

  3. News - China - NOBEL PRIZES

    Mo Yan walks delicate line on his way to collect Nobel literature prize

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The Nobel literature prize winner is likely to avoid tricky subjects in his Stockholm speech Delicate dance expected from Mo Yan China's Nobel literature winner, Mo Yan, headed to Sweden yesterday to collect his award, but he walks a delicate line with the authorities and is expected to avoid mentioning his jailed fellow laureate Liu ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - NOBEL PRIZES

    Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami among Nobel literature favourites

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 03:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Stockholm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Stockholm With just hours to go before the Nobel Literature Prize laureate is announced in Stockholm, speculation has hit fever pitch with Canada’s Alice Munro ... Nobel literature laureate writes novels, in English, is of European origin, averages 65 years of age, and in one of two cases, has a beard or a moustache, according to Swedish public broadcaster ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - LITERATURE

    Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize for Literature

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Mo Yan wins world's highest honour for literature with writing rooted in Chinese tradition and influenced by Western peers Chinese writer wins nobel Author Mo Yan made history yesterday by becoming the first Chinese national to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Although mainland-born Gao Xingjian won the literature prize 12 years ago, he ...

  6. News - China

    Chinese writer Mo Yan wins Nobel literature prize

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 07:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Stockholm

    ... Agence France-Presse and Wang Feng Mo Yan, one of China’s leading writers of the past half-century, on Thursday won the Nobel Literature Prize for his writing that mixes folk tales, ... of those in the writings of William Faulkner and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, at the same time finding a departure point in old Chinese literature and in oral tradition,” the academy said. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mo Yan worthy of the Nobel Prize for literature

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that every choice is open to debate. The Swedish Academy's decision to give the literature prize to Chinese author Mo Yan is no exception. While the nation basks in glory and hails it as belated global recognition of Chinese literature, some question whether the Communist Party-friendly writer is worthy of the honour. Celebrated and successful, Mo's works, as the judges say, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs more than a Nobel literature winner to win fans

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says it will take more than a Nobel literature prize for China to be culturally influential, and therefore a true superpower Creative block China has scaled another height with author Mo Yan's award of the Nobel Prize for literature. It's only a matter of time before it overtakes the US as the world's No 1 economy. There is no doubting ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Appal at Nobel literature prize rumour

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 08:22am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy News that Chinese author Mo Yan may have been shortlisted for this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, the winner of which will be revealed sometime this month, has been met with hope but also strong opposition. Critics say little about the merit of his literary works, pointing instead to other aspects of his career. Mo, for instance, is said to have chosen ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books

    Pauline Chen reworks a classic of Chinese literature

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by CLARISSA

    ... Peking. But just as Cao Xueqin's original book- considered one of the four great classical novels of Chinese literature- delivers a scathing critique of feudal China, the shimmering facades ... the stage for tragedy. Purists might be appalled by the liberties Chen, who has a doctorate in Chinese literature from Princeton University, has taken with the original book. Plot lines are rejigged ...




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