Praising Mueller for her style of writing which the academy described as having the 'concentration of poetry' and 'frankness of prose' announced its decision on Thursday, Oct 8.
In her book the 1953-born writer depicts of the harsh living conditions under Nicolae Ceausescu's regime.
Set in this historical backdrop Mueller depicts the life of a young Romanian factory worker who is desperate to escape the hardships of her life.
In the very same endeavor, she sews notes offering marriage into the linings of suits bound for Italy. She is later summoned for interrogation by members of the regime.