November 25, 2012
YOU'D THINK BEING UNREAD WOULD HAVE DISQUALIFIED HIM TOO:
Nobel literature winner Herta Mueller calls 2012 choice of China's Mo Yan a 'catastrophe' (Associated Press, 11/25/12)
Posted by Orrin Judd at November 25, 2012 2:30 PMHerta Mueller, the 2009 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, says the choice to give this year's award to Mo Yan is a "catastrophe" that never should have happened, and accuses the Chinese writer of praising the Asian country's tough censorship laws.In an interview published in Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter on Saturday, the Romanian-born author -- whose struggle under Nicolae Ceausescu's dictatorship has influenced most of her works -- says she wanted to cry when she learned of the 2012 laureate choice. She says she feels "it's a catastrophe," and an "incredibly upsetting" choice.