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Mo Yan
Mo Yan in 2008
Mo Yan in 2008
Native name
莫言
Born Guan Moye (管谟业)
17 February 1955 (1955-02-17) (age 66)
Gaomi, Shandong, China
Pen name Mo Yan
Occupation Writer, teacher
Language Chinese
Nationality Chinese
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
2012
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 (/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".


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