Chinese writer Mo Yan received the 2012 Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.
The 2012 Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature China’s Mo Yan, bottom row third right, receives the applause of the other Nobel laureates, bottom row only, after receiving his Nobel Prize from Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf, not pictured, during the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The Nobel awards are always awarded on Dec. 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death in 1896. The prizes for laureates in medicine, chemistry, physics and literature are awarded in the Swedish capital Stockholm, whilst the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded on the same day in Oslo, Norway. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)