CHINESE author Mo Yan saw his books top the best-seller charts in bookstores around the country after he won the Nobel Literature Prize two weeks ago.
"Aunt's Treasured Sword," a collection of Mo's short novels that hit the market in August, was sold out a few days after Mo's prize was announced on October 11. The publisher has ordered an immediate reprint.
About 20,000 copies of the book's second printing are being rushed to Xinhua Bookstores across the country. Shanghai readers are expected to find the book back on shelf as early as today. More copies will be delivered in coming weeks.
The book is one of 17 books written by the award-winning novelist and published by Shanghai Literature & Art Publishing House. It contains 15 of Mo's best short novels.
Swedish Academy member and sinologist Goran Malmqvist said Mo's short novels and mid-length novels are better than his other works and show his great control of words.
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