Nov 23, 2010 — In fiction, Herta Mueller, winner of 2009's literature Nobel, writes poetically about life under totalitarianism, and Elizabeth Berg crafts an entertaining account of a 40th high school reunion. In nonfiction — John Adams' letters, America's tacky Christmas traditions, and the sequel to Stuff White People Like.
Dec 10, 2009 — Romanian novelist Herta Mueller was awarded the 2009 literature prize for her depictions of "the landscape of the dispossessed." Her first novel, Nadirs, has just been reissued. Critic Alan Cheuse has a review.
Oct 8, 2009 — Herta Mueller, a member of Romania's ethnic German minority who was persecuted for her critical depictions of life behind the Iron Curtain, began writing as a young intellectual under the regime of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Nadirs: (Niederungen by Herta Muller, Sieglinde Lug, and Sieglinde Lug. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Appointment by Herta Muller, Michael Hulse, and Philip Boehm. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Land of Green Plums by Herta Muller and Michael Hofmann. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.