Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Great Regulars: [Liu] Xiaobo, the dissident who is currently

serving 11 years in jail for "subversion", won the Nobel peace prize in 2010, sparking an angry reaction from the Chinese authorities. Mo Yan--whose real name is Guan Moye--took the literature Nobel on Thursday, prompting celebrations from state media, although prominent Chinese names have criticised the Nobel jury's decision to award the prize to a writer close to the establishment, with Ai Weiwei calling it "an insult to humanity and to literature".

from Alison Flood: The Guardian: Nobel winner Mo Yan speaks up for jailed 'subversive' Liu Xiaobo


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