Herta Muller Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

The Swedish Acadmeny announced on Thursday that Romanian-born German novelist and essayist Herta Müller won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature for The Appointment a book set against the backdrop of Ceausescu's totalitarian regime. It is a story of a young Romanian factory worker--so desperate to escape the betrayal and hardships of her life that she sews notes offering marriage into the linings of suits bound for Italy. She is found out and is summoned for interrogation by members of the regime. Read the full story of her win.

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