Books Michael Hofmann Books by Michael Hofmann Michael Hofmann has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Michael Hofmann Courtesy of New Directions Publishing Book Reviews A Master Class In Journalism From A 1930s-Era Workaholic September 10, 2015 Joseph Roth was an Austrian reporter whose writing provided a vivid portrait of pre-WWII Europe. Critic Juan Vidal says this newly translated collection of his work shows his intelligence and humor. New In Paperback New In Paperback: Nov. 22-28 November 23, 2010 In fiction, Herta Mueller, winner of 2009's literature Nobel, writes poetically about life under totalitarianism, and Elizabeth Berg crafts an entertaining account of a 40th high school reunion. In nonfiction — John Adams' letters, America's tacky Christmas traditions, and the sequel to Stuff White People Like. Books Nobel Literature Prize Awarded To Herta Mueller October 8, 2009 Herta Mueller, a member of Romania's ethnic German minority who was persecuted for her critical depictions of life behind the Iron Curtain, began writing as a young intellectual under the regime of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Nobel Literature Prize Awarded To Herta Mueller Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/113624786/113627246" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Five for Friday Live, It's SNL and Cash! Plus: Digitize Your Stereo December 7, 2006 If standing in line at the mall isn't your bag, we've dipped into our bag to offer some weekend diversions, from the very first season of SNL, finally out on DVD, to a Web site that will answer your burning questions.