Mo Yan of China, the 2012 Nobel Literature Prize laureate speaks Dec. 6, 2012, during a press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm. The official prize giving ceremony takes place in Stockholm on Dec. 10. (Associated Press)

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Mo Yan of China, the 2012 Nobel Literature Prize laureate speaks Dec. 6, 2012, during a press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm. The official prize giving ceremony takes place in Stockholm on Dec. 10. (Associated Press)