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    Herta Müller, the Romanian-born German writer, has won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature.



    Announcing the award in Stockholm on Thursday, the Swedish Academy described Ms. Müller, “who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed.”
    Ms. Müller, 56, emigrated to Germany from Romania in 1987 because many of her works were censored in her native country. She has written often of corruption and intolerance under a dictatorship.
    “I am very surprised and still cannot believe it,” Ms. Muller said in a statement released by her publisher in Germany. “I can’t say anything more at the moment.”
    Her novels include “The Land of Green Plums” and “The Appointment.”
    The awards ceremony is planned for December in Stockholm. As the winner, Ms. Müller will receive 10 million Swedish kronor, about $1.4 million.

    Herta Müller Wins the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

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    Yeah, yeah, another poet, based on political reasons mostly. At this rate Roth will be dead and thus out of the running. Plus, that's two westerners in a row so next year it'll go to the rab guy their always yammering on about. The new head of the Swedish Academy has really turned this into a farce. Dickhead.
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