Mo Yan

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Mo Yan
Mo Yan in 2008
Mo Yan in 2008
Native name
BornGuan Moye (管谟业)
(1955-02-17) 17 February 1955 (age 69)
Gaomi, Shandong, China
Pen nameMo Yan
OccupationWriter, teacher
EducationMaster of Literature and Art – Beijing Normal University (1991)
Graduated – People's Liberation Army Arts College (1986)
Period1981 – present
Notable worksRed Sorghum Clan,
The Republic of Wine,
Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Literature
SpouseDu Qinlan (杜勤兰) (1979–present)
ChildrenGuan 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 (/m jɛn/, 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".[1]

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  1. Laughlin, Charles (17 December 2012). "What Mo Yan's Detractors Get Wrong". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 December 2012.[permanent dead link]