An excellent blog post on the various Nobel literary contenders

by on October 11, 2012 at 3:36 am in Books | Permalink

From Literary Saloon, you can read the post here.

Addendum: Mo Yan has won, one of his best-known novels is Red Sorghum.

Michael Heller October 11, 2012 at 4:13 am

Go Murakami ! He and Rogoff will get on just fine together.

Anon. October 11, 2012 at 5:32 am

>Current Ladbrokes odds: from 12/1 (Pynchon)

That would be a sight to behold.

Andreas Moser October 11, 2012 at 10:01 am

I am calling for the help of those who have read one or more of Mo Yan’s books. With which book to start if I want to get an impression of this writer: ?

Yancey Ward October 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

China’s Mo Yan wins Nobel for “hallucinatory realism”

As one wag on CalculatedRisk pointed out, he actually won the award for economics.

tomrus October 11, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Mo Yan is a nomme de plume. In Chinese it means “Don’t speak”. This and almost everything else you could wish to know about this author can be found at

Gene Callahan October 11, 2012 at 1:13 pm

“Mo Yan has won, one of his best-known novels is Red Sorghum.”

Why do you continually insist on separating sentences with a comma?

Yancey Ward October 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I am not sure, to annoy you?

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