The 2012 Nobel Literature Prize has been won by Random House author, Mo Yan.
Mo Yan has published novels, short stories and essays on various topics and is seen in his homeland as one of the foremost contemporary authors.
The 57-year-old, whose real name is Guan Moye, is best-known for his 1987 novella, Red Sorghum, a tale of the brutal violence that plagued the eastern China countryside - where he grew up - during the 1920s and 30s.
The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday 12th October, bringing the Nobel Prize season to a close.
The laureates will each receive their prizes at formal ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo on December 10, the anniversary of the death of prize creator Alfred Nobel in 1896.
Editions of Red Sorghum are available in paperback and ebook.