China’s Nobel literature winner Mo Yan heads to Sweden on Wednesday to collect his award, but he is expected to avoid mentioning in his speech jailed fellow laureate Liu Xiaobo.Wednesday, 5 December, 2012, 8:58pm
An independent Chinese writer’s group has welcomed calls by Nobel prizewinner Mo Yan for the early release of jailed fellow laureate Liu Xiaobo, but questioned his stance on freedom of speech.
Some dissidents accused Mo Yan of being a communist stooge after he won the literature award on Thursday.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
There's no reason to believe Mo Yan's political views have diminished the quality of his real work, argues one prominent Chinese writer, which is writing.12 Oct 2012 - 10:33am
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
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