On December 10, Chinese writer Mo Yan will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature at a ceremony in Stockholm. Born into a farming family in 1955, Guan Moye was a talkative child, and admonitions by his mother to speak less, or risk getting into political trouble, resulted in his pen name, Mo Yan, meaning "Don't Speak." His novels include elements of magical realism and have been compared to the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Read more about Mo Yan and the Nobel Prize in Literature in the New York Times.

The following books by Mo Yan can be checked out at the CSUMB Library.

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Mo, Y. (2012). Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out : A Novel. New York: Arcade Pub. Insert a description of the image here.
Insert a description of the image here. Mo, Y. (2010). Change. London: Seagull.
Mo, Y. (1995). The Garlic Ballads. New York: Viking. Insert a description of the image here.
book cover Mo, Y. (1994). Red Sorghum: A Novel of China. New York: Penguin Books.