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Articles tagged "Mo Yan"

Translation Roundup

READ Honors and Awards Congratulations to Hilary Mantel, who was just awarded the Man Booker prize for the second time! Check out the 2013 DSC South Asian Prize longlist, which includes two books in translation. Philip Hand is this year's Harvill Secker Young Translators' Prize winner. Congratulations! Interviews, Articles, Reviews In The Kenyon Review, Anne Carson talks about her translation process, explaining that she'll "crazy it up if that seems...

Translation Roundup

READ Honors and Awards This year's Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Chinese writer Mo Yan, whose novel Big Breasts & Wide Hips (translated by Howard Goldblatt) was reviewed by WWB. Interiews, Articles, Reviews All this month, City Lights bookstore is celebrating Banned Books Week with readings by the likes of Sherman Alexie, Kim Addonizio, and John Waters. Sudeep Sen tells the Times of India that with current Indian poetry, "You`re likely to...

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature: It’s Mo Yan

The Nobel Prize in literature goes to Chinese writer Mo Yan. From the citation: “Through a mixture of fantasy and reality, historical and social perspectives, Mo Yan has created a world reminiscent in its complexity of those in the writings of William Faulkner and Gabriel García Márquez, at the same time finding a departure point in old Chinese literature and in oral tradition.” You can read what we thought of his Big Breasts and Wide Hips here.

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