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Posted: November 25, 2012 at 3:59 a.m.

Herta Mueller, the Romanian-born author and 2009 winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, said in an interview published in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter that the choice to give this year’s award to Mo Yan is a “catastrophe” that never should have happened and accused the Chinese writer of praising the Asian country’s tough censorship laws.

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