Mo Yan calls for more attention to Chinese literature

2012-12-07 03:12:09 GMT2012-12-07 11:12:09(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English
Mo Yan attends a news conference in Stockholm days before he is expected to receive his Nobel prize.(Photo/Agencies)Mo Yan attends a news conference in Stockholm days before he is expected to receive his Nobel prize.(Photo/Agencies)
Mo Yan attends a news conference in Stockholm days before he is expected to receive his Nobel prize.(Photo/Agencies)Mo Yan attends a news conference in Stockholm days before he is expected to receive his Nobel prize.(Photo/Agencies)
Mo Yan (C), this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, arrives at the Grand Hotel where he will stay in Stockholm, capital of Sweden on Dec. 6, 2012. (Photo/Xinhua)Mo Yan (C), this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, arrives at the Grand Hotel where he will stay in Stockholm, capital of Sweden on Dec. 6, 2012. (Photo/Xinhua)

China's Nobel literature winner Mo Yan on Thursday called for more attention on Chinese literature from readers around the world, and said he would produce more quality works in the future.

Speaking at a news conference in Stockholm days before he is expected to receive his Nobel prize along with the winners in medicine, physics, chemistry and economics, Mo Yan said he hoped that people would read more works from other Chinese writers as well.

Asked about which one of his books he would recommend to western readers, Mo Yan said he would choose "Life and Death are Wearing Me Out," as "with a great imagination, the novel is like a fairy tale and reflects changes in China over a long time."

He also voiced his support to young writers. "The hope of literature in the future lies in young writers," said the Nobel Prize laureate.

Mo Yan, who arrived in Sweden on Thursday morning, was going to attend activities of Nobel Week 2012 in Stockholm, including the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony and the Nobel Banquet next Monday.

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