Herta Muller, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, is a name quite familiar to folks in Nebraska--she published a short-story collection 10 years ago with the University of Nebraska Press.
"Nadirs" was Muller's first published work, originally published in a censored format in Romania, then smuggled out of the country and published in Germany in 1984. The University of Nebraska Press published the book in 1999 as part of its European Women Writer's Series.
The stories are based on her experience growing up the Banat, a German-language region of Romania.
The University of Nebrasla Press announced today that it will reprint "Nadirs." It was translated into English ten years ago by Sieglinde Lug, professor emeriti at Denver University.
"I think it's an extremely powerful book," Lug said, in a press release issued today. "The language is really very poetic about a dismal reality."
Müller is actually the second University of Nebraska Press author to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in as many years. The Press has published two books by last year's winner, J. M. G. Le Clézio--"The Round and Other Cold Hard Facts," and a novel, "Onitsha."
Serpent's Tail Press will re-issue another Muller book, "The Passport," which will be in stores by the end of the month.