Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for Literature today. Yan's work, which has been banned in China, was praised by the awarding committee for its "hallucinatory realism." PW has reviewed five of his novels (two were awarded stars) and said that "If China has a Kafka, it may be Mo Yan" and called Yan "one of China's most important contemporary writers." Arcade Publishing, which has published five of his books, stated that on October 11, a few hours after the Nobel announcement, all copies of all of the books had sold out and the publisher was going back to press on all of them. You can read our reviews of his novels below.

The Garlic Ballads

Red Sorghum: A Novel of China

The Republic of Wine

Big Breasts & Wide Hips

Shifu, You'll Do Anything For a Laugh