Ambassador Ammon Hosts Dinner with Herta Müller
Enlarge image Herta Müller with Ambassador Peter Ammon before the ambassador's residence. (© Germany.info) Ambassador Peter Ammon hosted a dinner in honor of Nobel Prize-winning author Herta Müller at his residence on Monday, May 14.
Müller, who grew up in the German-speaking Banat region of Romania and was persecuted for resisting the Communist dictatorship under Nicolae Ceaucescu, was touring the United States to promote The Hunger Angel, the new translation of her 2009 novel Atemschaukel. Before coming to Washington, DC, Müller read from her book in New York, Chicago, and Boston.
At the dinner, Ambassador Ammon praised Müller’s courage to expose injustice, returning dignity to those whose lives she portrays. In this she had achieved singular success, he said.