原文标题：Chinese writer Mo Yan wins Nobel prize for literature
STOCKHOLM: Chinese writer Mo Yan won the 2012 Nobel prize for literature on Thursday 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 kronas ($1.2 million).
Mo, who grew up in Gaomi in Shandong province in the northeast of the ry 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.
He said Mo had been told of the award. Mo Yan is a pen name which means "Don't speak". His real name is Guan Moye.
"He was at home with his dad. He said he was overjoyed and terrified," Englund told Swedish television.
The award citation said Mo used a mixture of fantasy and reality, historical and social perspectives to create a world which was reminiscent of the writings of William Faulkner and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
At the same time, he found a "departure point in old Chinese literature and in oral tradition", the Academy said.
Mo is best known in the West for "Red Sorghum", which portrayed the hardships endured by farmers in the early years of communist rule. His titles also include "Big Breasts and Wide Hips" and "The Republic of Wine".
The literature prize is the fourth of this year's crop of prizes, which were established in the will of Swedish dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel and awarded for the first time in 1901.
The writer was one of the favourites to win the award this year, according to British bookmaker Ladbrokes, along with Japanese author Haruki Murakami.
Krishna MurthyR.V.G. (Aurangabad)
Another achievement by chinese.
Neel Kamal (Barnala)
Congrats to Chinese author Mo Yan for the big achievement
We should at least read his works and admire his achievement.of course we could congratulate china for not preventing him from getting that prize.
Nowadays Chinese seems to be prominent in every field so suddenly. Are they given prominence because of they being cash-rich?
Surendra Nath (bangalore)
THE CHINESE IS SHINING IN ALL THE SPHERES THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE THEY ARE SURPASSING EVERY RY
If you want a child to open up and talk just give some candies...That is what the west is doing...
Dinesh Prabhakar (delhi)
Guan Moye. complete Asia is proud of him not just China!
ravindra sharma (patna)
Congratulation China, our civilizational friend.
Indian (Arunachal India)
the award should be given to the translator!
Hearty Congrats to our Chinese Brother on achieving the great award, wishes from people of Karnataka
uddhab bhattarai (birgunj)
I hope and pray he does not have to spent rest of his life in jail.congratulations.
Arabic is the most perfect language. Quran verses are most beautiful when read in Arabic, even the shakespeares of Arabic fail to produce a single verse similar to Quran. Peace
vikram (pune) replies to ahmed
Ahmed will you have pork with me???,,If you want I will eat beef 4 you
Ramesh Sargam (Bangalore, India)
If 'Mo Yan' means 'Don't Speak', then what is the meaning of 'Guan Moye'? Is it 'Write to Win'? Whatever it is, congrats to Guan Moye. Write more such wonderful literatures for the human kind.
Congratulations.. can anyone tell me what is the price of this book and whether it is available in our ry / Bangalore or in any online store ??
shekar (does it matter)
Congrats. Hope he will be allowed to travel to receive the coveted prize. You never know what the suspicious communist regime thinks.
taveer (des moines, iowa)
this man will easily get a green card now. I want to apply for green card. please tell me how to apply for nobel prize... the USCIS website says that EB1 self sponsorship is for highly dustinguished persons such as those who have got nobel prize.
Sunayan Das (Kolkata)
How can i get to read his works? Are there any English translation?
Huh (India) replies to Sunayan Das
You Indians can only read English translations of other ries because colonial hangover is still not over and will never be and there is no original thinking left in this ry of mass plagiarists.
Indian (Delhi) replies to Huh 1 day ago
"YOU INDIANS" ?????????? SO WHAT IS UR NATIONALITY ??????????
randomindiangirl (udaipur) replies to Huh
Relax man, just because someone wants to read a noble winning work it does not mean that we have lost our original thinking. Your point is valid but we should not avoid books just because they are written by a Non-Indian.
AmarDeep Gupta (VARANASI)
CONGRATULATIONS TO MO YAN AND CHINESE PEOPLE. THE WORLD LITERATURE IS NOW GETTING ENRICHED WITH MORE AND MORE OF EASTERN WORLD'S TALES AND ADVENTURES.
whoever speak in favour of western system will be awarded NOBEL to them
Anup Guha Thakurta (W B)
Pasternak, Solzhenitsin and now this Mo Yan; What is common in them? They were all awarded Nobel after they wrote criticizing the Communist system. Was Gorky awarded Nobel?
Mahesh Ved (Mumbai)
Whoever Opposes Communism will get Awarded.But what is Wrong in that.All Democratic ries must Try to make China a Democratic ry.
Derrick Dias (Goa)
How will China accept this as they have one Noble prize winner in prison ?
Susnatha Nath (Silchar)
Congratulation to him for the award. His hard works paid !
Many Indian will hear that he is too close with the Communist party. But I would say he criticise the party in a way everybody understands but no one can touch him.
Who cares for this noble prize. I am Indian, i only like to read news about corruption, rapes, terrorism. I watch movies which are full of violence. Like any average Indian, my IQ is 82. These literature things have no meaning to me.
Vidyanand Padmaprabhu (India)
Sorry not sure of his work but Nobel Prize these days seem to be a puppet of Western countries agenda as Mr. Mo Yan a known to be a strong critic of Communist Government However if this is a deserving win than Congrats for this achievement