Mo Yan, born on February 17, 1955, is a renowned Chinese author. He is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2012. Mo is best known in the West for two of his novels which were the basis of the film Red Sorghum. He was appointed a deputy chairman of the quasi-official Chinese Writers' Association in November 2011.
Mo Yan's Nobel Prize for literature was hailed by the public as a sign that contemporary Chinese literature has finally won global recognition, even as several cultural critics questioned the value of his work.Friday, 12 October, 2012, 7:30am
Mo Yan has come far from Gaomi, where he was born to a farming family in the early days of communist rule, but his writing has never left.12 Oct 2012 - 7:55pm
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 was by then a French citizen, after moving to France in 1987.12 Oct 2012 - 4:28pm 1 comment
Chinese author Mo Yan said he was delighted at winning this year’s Nobel prize for literature on Thursday, which will inspire him to “strive harder” in his writing.12 Oct 2012 - 7:36am
Mo Yan has focused an unflinching eye on the darkness of 20th-century Chinese society in a prolific writing career that landed him the Nobel prize for literature.11 Oct 2012 - 9:08pm
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, history and the contemporary.13 Oct 2012 - 8:54am
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 and Japan’s Haruki Murakami often cited as possible winners.
Short story writer Munro is a favourite in Sweden’s literary circles, while the Japanese novelist is preferred by bookmakers.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Critically acclaimed for his work and faulted for his tolerance of government censors, Chinese author Mo Yan has suddenly found himself at the centre of a media frenzy over his prospects of winning the Nobel Prize.10 Oct 2012 - 4:30am
Critically acclaimed Chinese author Mo Yan has suddenly found himself at the centre of a media frenzy over his prospects of winning the Nobel Prize.9 Oct 2012 - 10:25pm
Writers, activists and many readers reject the idea that Mo Yan might win, saying his career has been tainted by censorship8 Oct 2012 - 8:30am