Mo Yan

Mo Yan was born in Shandong in 1955. He began to publish works in 1981 and has written eleven novels, including Red Sorghum: A Novel of China, Republic of Wine, Big Breasts and Wide Hips, Life and Death are Wearing Me Out and Frog. He has also written more than 20 novellas, and over 80 short stories. In 2012 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.