Romanian Herta Mueller Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

RedTracker| Romanian author Herta Mueller, author of ‘Lowlands,’ won the 2009 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday.

Romanian author Herta Mueller won the 2009 Nobel Prize in literatureThe 56-year-old-author, who emigrated to Germany from then-communist Romania in 1987, made her literary debut in 1982 with a collection of short stories “Niederungen,” or “Lowlands” which was immediately censored by her government.

Most of her works in German, but some works have been translated into English, French and Spanish, including “The Passport,” ”The Land of Green Plums,” ”Traveling on One Leg” and “The Appointment.”

Mueller is the 12th woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature. Recent female winners include Austria’s Elfriede Jelinek in 2004 and British writer Doris Lessing in 2007. via NY Daily News