Nobel Literature Winner Muller ‘Lost for Words’

Romanian-born Herta Muller charted the brutality of Nicolae Ceausescu’s dictatorship.

Last Updated: October 8, 2009 @ 12:15 PM

Romanian-born German writer Herta Muller, who charted the brutality and oppressiveness of Nicolae Ceausescu’s dictatorship, was lost for words when she learned she had won the 2009 Nobel literature prize.

The Swedish Academy paid tribute to Muller "who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed."

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