"Mo Yan once described himself as having a behavior not consistent with his way of thinking. Mo might be timid and live a low-key life, but he is absolutely bold in his novels."
Wei Minglun, contemporary Chinese dramatist
"Mo Yan's win justifies his position in the world of literature. I can't say he is the best, but with no doubt, he is on the list of Chinese top writers. For good writers, they have independent and imaginative minds; therefore, their identities won't become obstacles of their creation."
Cao Yuanyong, Associate Editor in Chief of Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House, publisher and translator. He is the senior editor of Mo Yan's Frog
"A writer won't forget his roots no matter how far he goes. Mo Yan's decades of writing experience have proven that, which touches me a lot. The biggest achievement from the Nobel prize is if it can increase interest in Chinese literature, especially for readers in Hong Kong, where literature is seen as out of date."
Ge Liang, writer, assistant professor in Hong Kong Baptist University