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March 24, 2023

Herta Muller, back to Romania on new book series launch

Nobel winning writer Herta Muller will return to Bucharest in September, following an invitation from Humanitas publishing house. The writer will grace with her presence a new series launch with her work that Humanitas is preparing to celebrate 20 years of existence. The new author series will be launched in a special meeting at the Athenaeum and will include three of the writer’s most recent volumes, “Everything I Possess I Carry With Me” (2009) “The Passport” and “Traveling on One Leg.”

Born in August 1953, Muller is a Romanian-born German Nobel Prize-winning novelist, poet and essayist noted for her works depicting the effects of violence, cruelty and terror, usually in the setting of Communist Romania under the repressive Nicolae Ceau?escu regime which she experienced herself. Many of her works are told from the viewpoint of the German minority in Romania and are also a depiction of the modern history of the Germans in the Banat, and more broadly, Transylvania. Her much acclaimed 2009 novel “Everything I Possess I Carry With Me” portrays the deportation of Romania’s German minority to Stalinist Soviet Gulags during the Soviet occupation of Romania for use as German forced labor.

Muller has been an internationally well-known author since the early 1990s, and her works have been translated into more than 20 languages. She has received over 20 awards, including the 1994 Kleist Prize, the 1995 Aristeion Prize, the 1998 International IMP

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