Peter Englund, the Secretary of the Swedish Academy, today announced that the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2009 has been awarded to Herta Müller. Müller is Romanian by birth, but belongs to the German minority of that country and has lived in Germany since fleeing the Communist dictatorship in 1987.
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This year four women have been awarded Nobel Prizes, which is a record. The Nobel Peace Prize, the most prestigious of the Nobel prizes, indeed reckoned by some to be the most prestigious award in the world, will be announced at 11 a.m. tomorrow.