Thursday, October 8, 2009

Herta Müller wins the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature

The Romanian born German writer Herta Muller was assigned as the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. Herta Muller was born in the village of Nitzkydorf in the Timis county of Romania on 17 August 1953 in a Swabian family. She followed German studies and Romanian literature at the University of Timisoara. Initially Muller worked as a kindergarden teacher and from 1976 as a translator for an engineering company but in 1979 she got into the attention of the Security due to her refuzal to cooperate with the Communist regime. Herta Muller's first book was released as a censored version in 1982. In 1987 Muller and her husband Richard Wagner left Romania for Germany. This year, the Nobel Foundation grants Herta Muller the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature for her hard work using poetry and proze in describing the difficult conditions of life experienced by those dispossessed and oppresed by Nicolae Ceausescu's iron curtain in Communist Romania.
Herta Muller became just the 12th woman to have gained the Nobel Prize since it launched in 1901.
On the left side image it can be seen a 2007 picture of Herta Muller - the Romanian-born German novelist.


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