Mo Yan in 2008
|Born||Guan Moye (管谟业)|
17 February 1955
Gaomi, Shandong, China
|Pen name||Mo Yan|
|Education||Master of Literature and Art – Beijing Normal University (1991) |
Graduated – People's Liberation Army Arts College (1986)
|Period||1981 – present|
|Notable works||Red Sorghum Clan, |
The Republic of Wine,
Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Literature |
|Spouse||Du Qinlan (杜勤兰) (1979–present)|
|Children||Guan Xiaoxiao (管笑笑) (Born in 1981)|
Guan Moye (simplified Chinese: 管谟业; traditional Chinese: 管謨業; pinyin: Guǎn Móyè; born 17 February 1955), better known by the pen name Mo Yan (/ /, Chinese: 莫言; pinyin: Mò Yán), is a Chinese novelist and short story writer.
He is best known to Western readers for his 1987 novel Red Sorghum Clan. In 2012, Mo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his work as a writer "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary".