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Mo Yan: Winner of 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 11 October 2012

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Presented by Mark Coles, today's programme includes reaction to Mo Yan as this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Claire Booth on performing in the Opera of Where the Wild Things are and the Belgian artist Luc Tuymans.

(Image: Chinese writer Mo Yan. Credit: Reuters)

Chapters

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  • Mo Yan

    The Chinese writer, Mo Yan, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. David Wang, Professor of Chinese Literature at Harvard University tells us all about the man and his work.

  • Claire Booth

    Soprano Claire Booth sings the role of Max in Netia Jones's production of the Oliver Knussen opera Where The Wild Things Are which has just opened at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

  • Luc Tuymans in London

    The influential Belgian artist has a new exhibition and explains why the moving image inspires so many of his paintings

  • Allo! I, 2012

    Allo! I, 2012

    Oil on canvas
    52 5/8 x 71 7/8 inches (133.7 x 182.6 cm)
    Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

  • Allo! II, 2012

    Allo! II, 2012

    Oil on canvas
    51 3/8 x 71 1/4 inches (130.3 x 181 cm)
    Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

  • Allo! III, 2012

    Allo! III, 2012

    Oil on canvas
    50 x 69 inches (126.9 x 175.1 cm)
    Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

  • Allo! IV, 2012

    Allo! IV, 2012

    Oil on canvas
    50 3/8 x 71 5/8 inches (128.1 x 181.9 cm)
    Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

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