Mo Yan

The 2012 Nobel Prize Laureates for Medicine Dr John B. Gurdon, left, of Britain and Professor Shinya Yamanaka of Japan, 2nd left, sit with Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature Mo Yan, 3rd left, of China and laureate for the prize in economic sciences Professor Alvin E. Roth of the USA during the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden.

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The 2012 Nobel Literature Prize laureate, Mo Yan of China receives applause from Academy members after speaking during the traditional Nobel lecture at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden.

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FILE - Chinese author Mo Yan is seen during a news conference at the Frankfurt book fair in Frankfurt, central Germany, in this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 file photo. China's Mo Yan has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in literature.

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