Nobel Prize in Literature 2012 – Chinese author Mo Yan has been named the winner of the 2012 Nobel prize for literature.
In awarding the prize, the academy described Mo Yan as a writer
“who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary.”
Chinese writer Mo Yan, who work in fields for a living, he left school at the age of 12, has become the first Chinese citizen to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The win makes Mo Yan the first Chinese to win the Nobel Prize for its 111-year history: Gao Xingjian won in 2000, and although he was born in China, is now a French citizen, and even Pearl Buck won the award in 1938 , for “her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces”, she is an American author.