Today Mo Yan was awarded the Literature Nobel Prize. How I wish that I could ever read Chinese at that level in my lifetime. But luckily the translations of his works are said to be excellent, so that I went shopping to Amazon strait away to find out more. All I know from Mo Yan is his novel Red Sorghum and I have to confess I only saw the movie. I liked it very much. It is from the time when Zhang Yimou was not a propagandist, but an artist. Now of course, I am eager to find out more and this will keep me busy reading Mo Yan's books which are available in translation.