The Ruhrtriennale 2017 will begin with an Opening Speech by the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Herta Müller.
Herta Müller is one of Europe’s leading and most engaged writers. In her novels, word collages and lectures she examines the horrors of oppression and injustice, along with the subtleties of language and tentative chances of hope in our time. She was born in Nichidorf, Romania in 1953 and has lived and worked as a writer in Berlin since 1987. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung described Herta Müller as: “an author whose moving work successfully sheds the sensitive light of language on dark times.” Her best known works include ‘Traveling on One Leg’ (1989), ‘The Land of Green Plums’ (1994), ‘The Hunger Angel’ (2009) and ‘Father Calls The Flies’ (2012).