Herta Müller to the City Library

By on September 22, 2017
Stephanie von Becker

The author and Nobel laureate Herta Müller come to the City Library on October 5 to lecture about her authorship. This is one of several program points that Stockholm City Library organizes in collaboration with the Nobel Center during week 40.

When Nobel Prize winners visit Stockholm City Library, it usually takes place at the Rinkeby Library, which in December each year receives the literature prize winner of the year. Now the turn has come to the City Library, which on October 5 receives 2009 Nobel Prize winner in literature, Herta Müller.

– Herta Müller signs brutal environments and dictatorships in Romania during the second half of the 1900s, said Ida Westin, consultant at Stockholm City Library’s purchasing group. Müller’s novels provide lessons to our own time, by portraying people’s attempts to live dignified under difficult circumstances. Her style is like her criticism of oppression: true, hard and poetic in a completely unique blend.

The lecture is organized in collaboration with the Nobel Center, which during week 40 organizes a series of events under the heading of Nobel Calling. In addition, two of the week’s other program points are posted at Farsta and Luma libraries (see below).

– Nobel Center invites stockholmers to meet prize winner as part of the celebration of the new Nobel Prizes, says Anna Sjöström Dougai, Program Director at the Nobel Center. Herta Müller’s visit to the City Library is one of these highlights. The Nobel Center will be part of the whole of Stockholm’s cultural life and when we start our program activities, it is natural to turn to Stockholm City Library, one of the places where many people come to take part of culture.

Location: Stadsbiblioteket
Date: October 5, 2017
Time: 18.00
Language: The lecture is held in German with an interpreter
Free entrance.

Do not miss:

The Nobel Museum’s Ebba Holmberg gives two lectures on the exhibition Litterär revolt during week 40. Monday 2 October at Luma Library and Tuesday 3 October at Farsta Library

Bibliotekspodden Solen records the next episode on the Nobel Museum from without the exhibition Litterär revolt. The exhibition is about Nobel Prize winners whose authorship questions and challenge existing power structures.

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