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.

1 Michael Heller October 11, 2012 at 4:13 am

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

2 Anon. October 11, 2012 at 5:32 am

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

That would be a sight to behold.

3 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: ?

4 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.

5 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

6 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?

7 Yancey Ward October 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I am not sure, to annoy you?

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