Two Views on Nobel Laureate Mo Yan A Controversial Choice for this Year's Literature Prize

The decision last week to award the Nobel Prize in literature to Chinese author Mo Yan has not been the cause for universal celebration. Dissidents are criticizing the choice. In interviews with SPIEGEL, award-winning Chinese writer Liao Yiwu says he is "stunned" by the choice, and German novelist Martin Walser argues the recipient's work is "extremely critical and very open".
Chinese writer Mo Yan is the controversial pick for this year's Nobel

Chinese writer Mo Yan is the controversial pick for this year's Nobel

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