The Appointment (novel)

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The Appointment (German: Heute wär ich mir lieber nicht begegnet) is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Herta Müller, published in German in 1997. The novel, one of several for which the author was known when winning the Nobel in 2009,[1] was published in English by Metropolitan Books and Picador, a Macmillan imprint, in 2001. The novel portrays the humiliations of Communist Romania, told from the perspective of a young woman working as a clothing-factory worker who has been summoned by the secret police. She is accused of sewing notes into the linings of men's suits bound for Italy asking that the recipient marry her to help her get out of the country.[2]


  1. ^ "Author of The Passport, The Appointment and Travelling on One Leg, Herta Mueller, wins Nobel Prize for Literature". The Herald Sun. 9 October 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2011. She is known for her books The Passport, The Appointment, and Travelling on One Leg. 
  2. ^ "Macmillan:". Retrieved 2014-03-16.