Herta Müller  [ Germany, Romania ]

Biography

Herta Müller Portrait
© Ali Ghandtschi

Guest 2002, 2012, 2016.

Bibliography

Niederungen

Ungekürzte Neuausgabe

Hanser

München, 2010

Atemschaukel

Hanser

München, 2009

Mein Vaterland war ein Apfelkern

Hanser

München, 2014

born in 1953 in the German-speaking village of Nițchidorf, Romania. Her debut »Niederungen« (1982; Eng. »Nadirs«, 1999) was published after repeated delays and heavy censorship by the state. Müller was eventually banned from publishing her work and regularly targeted by the Romanian secret service, Securitate, until being finally allowed to leave for West Berlin in 1987. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009. She lives in Berlin.

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