Nobel Prize; It’s Not an American

Hopes that Joyce Carol Oates or Philip Roth might win the Nobel Prize for Literature were dashed today, when the prize went to Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller.

The LA Times gives background on her career.

Three of her books are still in print in English in the US (although wholesalers are showing little or no inventory).

Traveling on One Leg
Herta Muller
Retail Price: $28.00
Hardcover: 149 pages
Publisher: Northwestern University Press – (1998-11-11)
ISBN / EAN: 0810116413 / 9780810116412

World Cat; 222 libraries own

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Nadirs (European Women Writers)
Herta Muller
Retail Price: $13.00
Paperback: 126 pages
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press – (1999-09-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0803282540 / 9780803282544

World Cat; 228 libraries own

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The Land of Green Plums
Herta Muller
Retail Price: $17.00
Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Northwestern University Press – (1998-11-11)
ISBN / EAN: 0810115972 / 9780810115972

Reviewed in the NYT BR, 12/1/96 — World Cat; 591 libraries own

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Two other titles by Müller in English translation are no longer in print, but available in libraries:

The Passport, Serpent’s Tail, 1989  — World Cat; 103 libraries own

The Appointment, Metropolitan Books/Picador, New York/London 2001 — Reviewed in the NYT BR, 10/21/01 — World Cat; 460 libraries own

One Response to “Nobel Prize; It’s Not an American”

  1. Sarah Says:

    I think we actually owned one of her titles, but we weeded it because it never went out. Hmmm. There are reserve lists on titles held by nearby libraries. A recent novel on Romania which is more widely available is the luminous TRAIN TO TRIESTE by Domnica Radulescu.