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China's Mo Yan feeds off suffering to win Nobel literature prize

Chinese writer Mo Yan smiles during an interview at his house in Beijing December 24, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

Chinese writer Mo Yan smiles during an interview at his house in Beijing December 24, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

Chinese writer Mo Yan smiles during an interview at his house in Beijing December 24, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily
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Chinese writer Mo Yan attends a book-signing event in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, September 11, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily

Chinese writer Mo Yan attends a book-signing event in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, September 11, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily

Chinese writer Mo Yan attends a book-signing event in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, September 11, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily
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