Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize for literature

Updated: Oct 11, 2012, 17:07 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Noted author Mo Yan has been declared as this year’s winner for Nobel Prize in lietarture category. The author is often considered as the Chinese answer to to Franz Kafka or Joseph Heller.

Speculation of Mo being among the top candidates for the prize had been doing the rounds for sometime now.
An article in the Op-Ed section of the Global Times said: "This year, for the prize in literature, betting agencies such as British bookmaker Ladbrokes and Sweden`s Unibet put Japan`s Haruki Murakami and Chinese author Mo Yan in the top two places as possible winners."

Last year, Swedish poet Tomas Stranstromar had won the award.