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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Nobel Prize Winner Herta Muller

Herta Mueller has won the Nobel Prize for Literature -- Not a lot of her work has been published in English. She's the twelfth woman to win, and get this, the daughter of a Waffen-SS soldier in WWII. Don't worry she's been a low key but outspoken activist. If you're interested for winning you get about $1.4 million. PhD question: how many Nobel Prize books seem to have been chosen in order to make a political statement?

You can read the first chapter of her newest novel Everything I Own I Carry With Me here.

Check out the other articles on that site too, pretty interesting material.