by Dedi Felman Monday, October 12, 2009 05:49 pm
Herta who? The Nobel news from Stockholm left, as usual, a lot of people scratching their heads. Who is Herta Muller and why haven’t we heard more about her? As someone who has spent almost a decade working to bring the best new international literary work to America, I felt a particular frustration at those first reports: once again, Nobel coverage seemed to be descending into churlishness rather than an eagerness to share important international voices.