So this morning Chinese writer Mo Yan was announced as the 2012 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Not having heard of him, I thought I’d go on Amazon and see if any of his work was available for the Kindle (I doubt there’s any of his work available in the bookshops here in Barbados).
I discovered that his best-known work, Red Sorghum, is available, with a publication date of 12 October 2012. Coincidence? Possibly. Or did the folks at Cornerstone get the news of the award, think, ‘Shit, we don’t have any of his stuff on Kindle!’, and spend all day frantically scanning pages? I don’t know, just thought it was an amusing image.
Have you read anything by Mo Yan? Had you heard of him before today? What do you think of the award?