Nonino International Prize 2005

Mo Yan

A powerful, very original writer who joins the rootedness in his ancient and very rich civilization with a violently and boldly modern writing, and with a strict and at the same time unbridled, unpredictable,   wild and tender fantasy that tells us all the drama of China, of this immense crucible of the world, all the violence of contemporary history, of war, of horror and of life with an extraordinary capacity of listening and expressing piety, sorrow and loneliness.

The prize will be delivered by Claudio Magris