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GŁnter Grass was born in 1927 in Danzig. Active as an artist, poet, and playwright, he has lived in Paris and traveled widely in Europe. At present he lives in Berlin with his wife and twin sons.
The Tin Drum, the author's first novel, has been translated into all major European languages. A film version of the book received an Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1980. His other works include Cat and Mouse, The Flounder, Headbirths, and The Rat.
In 1999, GŁnter Grass was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Grass died 13 Aprol 2015.