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Chinese writer Mo Yan gestures during a news conference in his hometown of Gaomi, Shandong province October 12, 2012. Mo won the 2012 Nobel prize for literature on Thursday for works which combine "hallucinatory realism" with folk tales, history and contemporary life in China. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese writer Mo Yan gestures during a news conference in his hometown of Gaomi, Shandong province October 12, 2012. Mo won the 2012 Nobel prize for literature on Thursday for works which combine "hallucinatory realism" with folk tales, history and...more

Chinese writer Mo Yan gestures during a news conference in his hometown of Gaomi, Shandong province October 12, 2012. Mo won the 2012 Nobel prize for literature on Thursday for works which combine "hallucinatory realism" with folk tales, history and contemporary life in China. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Chinese writer Mo Yan arrives for a news conference in his hometown of Gaomi, Shandong province October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese writer Mo Yan arrives for a news conference in his hometown of Gaomi, Shandong province October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese writer Mo Yan arrives for a news conference in his hometown of Gaomi, Shandong province October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Chinese writer Mo Yan arrives for a news conference in his hometown of Gaomi, Shandong province October 12, 2012. Mo won the 2012 Nobel prize for literature on Thursday for works which combine "hallucinatory realism" with folk tales, history and contemporary life in China. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese writer Mo Yan arrives for a news conference in his hometown of Gaomi, Shandong province October 12, 2012. Mo won the 2012 Nobel prize for literature on Thursday for works which combine "hallucinatory realism" with folk tales, history and...more

Chinese writer Mo Yan arrives for a news conference in his hometown of Gaomi, Shandong province October 12, 2012. Mo won the 2012 Nobel prize for literature on Thursday for works which combine "hallucinatory realism" with folk tales, history and contemporary life in China. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Chinese writer Mo Yan (L) talks to the media during a news conference in his hometown Gaomi, Shandong province October 11, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily

Chinese writer Mo Yan (L) talks to the media during a news conference in his hometown Gaomi, Shandong province October 11, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily

Chinese writer Mo Yan (L) talks to the media during a news conference in his hometown Gaomi, Shandong province October 11, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily
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