Nobel Prize

German Writer Herta Müller Wins

Israeli novelist Amos Oz may have been the frontrunner, but this year's Nobel Prize for literature went to Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller. According to the press release Thursday morning, Müller won because "with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose," her writing "depicts the landscape of the dispossessed." A novelist, poet, and short story writer, she has written about corruption, intolerance, and repression in Romania, and was prohibited from publishing in Romania thanks to her public criticism of the dictator.