Herta Müller is the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature, as well as the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the European Literature Prize. She is the author of, among other books, The Hunger Angel and The Land of Green Plums. Born in Romania in 1953, Müller lost her job as a translator in a machine factory and suffered repeated threats after refusing to cooperate with Ceaucescu’s secret police. She succeeded in emigrating in 1987 and now lives in Berlin.
Pure Literature: On Herta Müller and Svetlana Alexievich
James Thomas Snyder considers the work of two Nobel laureates from Central and Eastern Europe, Herta Müller and Svetlana Alexievich....