Photo Gallery: Mo Yan and the Communists
02/26/2013
Nobel Prize in literature winner Mo Yan is not fond of talking to the press....
AP

Nobel Prize in literature winner Mo Yan is not fond of talking to the press. But with his novel "Frog" being published in German this week, he sat down with SPIEGEL to talk about what it means to be a writer in communist China. "I don¿t like to give political statements," he says. "I am a fast writer. But I think thoroughly. When I speak publicly, I immediately ask myself if I have made myself clear."