Herta Müller

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Herta Müller (German: [ˈhɛʁ.ta ˈmʏ.lɐ] (listen); born 17 August 1953) is a Romanian-born German novelist, poet, essayist and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Nițchidorf (German: Nitzkydorf), Timiș County in Romania, her native language is German. Since the early 1990s, she has been internationally established, and her works have been translated into more than twenty languages.Müller is noted for her works depicting the effects of violence, cruelty and terror, usually in the setting of the Socialist Republic of Romania under the repressive Nicolae Ceaușescu regime which she has experienced herself. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herta Müller has received more than 363,596 page views. Her biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Herta Müller is the 456th most popular writer (down from 407th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Romania (down from 19th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Romanian Writer.

Herta Müller is most famous for her novel "The Land of Green Plums," which was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009.

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Among writers, Herta Müller ranks 456 out of 5,794Before her are Pierre de Marivaux, Henri Barbusse, Sayyid Qutb, Lysias, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, and Louisa May Alcott. After her are Joris-Karl Huysmans, Harold Pinter, Tulsidas, Wu Cheng'en, Thomas Paine, and Statius.

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Among people born in 1953, Herta Müller ranks 6Before her are Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-in, Zico, Pierce Brosnan, and Norodom Sihamoni. After her are Kim Basinger, Jeffrey Epstein, Brigitte Macron, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Richard Stallman, and Isabelle Huppert.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Herta Müller ranks 24 out of 572Before her are Constantin Brâncuși (1876), Carol II of Romania (1893), Paul Celan (1920), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), György Ligeti (1923), and Ion Iliescu (1930). After her are Theodoric I (393), Iannis Xenakis (1922), Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), Elie Wiesel (1928), and Bela Lugosi (1882).

Among WRITERS In Romania

Among writers born in Romania, Herta Müller ranks 4Before her are Eugène Ionesco (1909), Tristan Tzara (1896), and Paul Celan (1920). After her are Jacob L. Moreno (1889), Elie Wiesel (1928), Mihai Eminescu (1850), Dimitrie Cantemir (1673), Panait Istrati (1884), Dositej Obradović (1742), Károly Kerényi (1897), and Lajos Zilahy (1891).