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Mo Yan

China (b.1955)

Chinese author Mo Yan has won the Nobel Prize for literature.

Born Guan Moye, the author writes under the pen name Mo Yan, which means "don't speak".

Since 1981 the writer has published a series of short stories, including Red Sorghum: A Novel of China.

The tale of the People's Liberation Army received worldwide fame.
Nobel Prize in Literature Lifetime Achievement nominee (2012)