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A Chinese novelist and short story writer. In 2012, Mo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his work as a writer "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary".
She's one of China's most prominent female writers, though generally escapes the label of 'feminist' writer so often applied to Wang Anyi or Bing Xin. Much of her work is situated in northeast China, featuring cities such as Harbin (Snow and Raven) and indigenous peoples like the reindeer-herding Evenki of the Greater Khingan Mountains (Last Quarter of the Moon).