13 April 2015
From the section Europe
Guenter Grass, German Nobel literature prize winner and author of The Tin Drum, has died aged 87.
His publisher said he had passed away at a clinic in the city of Luebeck.
Born in what was then Danzig, Grass served in the German military in World War Two and published his breakthrough anti-Nazi novel, The Tin Drum, in 1959.
Later in life he became a vocal opponent of German reunification in 1990, and argued afterwards that it had been carried out too hastily.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment