Mueller wins Nobel literary prize

German author Herta Mueller has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature, the academy in Stockholm has announced.

The Romanian-born writer follows last year’s French winner Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, while British writer Doris Lessing won in 2007.

Mueller, born in 1953, is renowned for her depiction of the harsh conditions under Nicolae Ceausescu’s regime.

She said she was “stunned and still cannot believe it”.

Read more over at the BBC NEWS.

Published in: on October 8, 2009 at 10:57 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Good for her, and good on the Swedish Academy too for having the guts to nominate such a little-known writer. Surely they must have anticipated all the hue and cry from the rest of the world for disregarding the plethora of bestselling A-list authors. I made a post too about Muller (you can find it on my blog) and wrote about her in more detail including her literary influences and life background. Have a look if you’d like to learn more about her :)

  2. I agree, Patty!

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