Chinese writer Mo Yan wins Nobel for literature – latimes.com

Chinese writer Mo Yan wins Nobel for literature – latimes.com

Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, a somewhat unexpected choice by a prize committee that has favored European authors in recent years.

The Swedish Academy, which selects the winners of the prestigious award, praised Mo’s “hallucinatoric realism,” saying it “merges folk tales, history and the contemporary.”