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The Mo Yan Culture Experience Zone, and Other News

October 23, 2012 | by

  • Call now! How to Sharpen Pencils comes to a TV near you.
  • Robert Gottlieb talks about editing the lurid novel The Best of Everything.
  • “A Dog barks, someone eats a watermelon, a car drives away”: the signifiers of literary fiction.
  • “Harriet Klausner claims to be a speed-reader. In the last decade, this former librarian has reviewed over 28,000 books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other sites.” On unmasking an online phenomenon.
  • Following Mo Yan’s Nobel win, the Chinese government has announced plans to turn his childhood home into the “Mo Yan Culture Experience Zone.”
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    Mo Yan Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

    October 11, 2012 | by

    Chinese author Mo Yan—whose pen name translates to Do Not Speak—has won the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature. A short-story writer and essayist who, says the Nobel citation, “with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary,” Mo Yan said he was overjoyed and scared by the honor.

    Continued the citation, “Through a mixture of fantasy and reality, historical and social perspectives, Mo Yan has created a world reminiscent in its complexity of those in the writings of William Faulkner and Gabriel García Márquez, at the same time finding a departure point in old Chinese literature and in oral tradition.”