China’s Mo Yan wins Nobel for literature-hallucinatory realism

Chinese writer Mo Yan won the 2012 Nobel prize for literature today for works which combine "hallucinatory realism" with folk tales, history and contemporary life grounded in his native land.

The prize, awarded by the Swedish Academy, is worth 8 million Swedish crowns ($1.2 million).

Mo, who grew up at Gaomi of Shandong province in the north-east of the country and whose parents were farmers, sets his works mainly in China.

"He has such a damn unique way of writing. If you read half a page of Mo Yan, you immediately recognise it as him," said Peter Englund, head of the Academy.

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