Herta Müller

Germany/Romania

Wednesday 24 November 2010 at 20:00 The Queen's Hall

The International Author's Stage

Now you have the opportunity to hear the German-Romanian 2009 Nobel Prize-winning writer Herta Müller (born 1953). 

Herta Müller was born in Romania under Ceauşescu's repressive regime and escaped from GDR and its secret police to West Germany in 1987.

The Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize to Herta Müller "who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed".

Herta Müller writes testimonial literature and in her books she tells the story of her childhood in Romania. She is noted for her depictions of the effects of violence, cruelty and terror. In one way or another all her books deal with the life in former Communist Romania.

Herta Müller debuted as an author in 1982 and beside the Nobel Prize she has received over numerous other awards. Her works have been translated into more than 20 languages.

When visiting the Black Diamond, Herta Müller will talk about her new novel Everything I Possess I Carry With Me (Atemschaukel). This book describes the journey of Leopold Auberg to a Soviet concentration camp. Despite living in utter misery the young man never loses his pride or his poetry. Atemschaukel was nominated for the German Book Prize in 2009.

 

Standard  DKK 110
Student DKK 60
Diamanond Club DKK 70
SOLD OUT

 dvance sales at the Black Diamond's reception, at  Billetlugen and Fona stores.

The event takes place in German.
Duration aprox. 1½ hour


Acknowledgements:

Gyldendal

 

The conversation will be recorded by DR TV