Günter Grass was a German writer. Born in Danzig in 1927, he is best known for his first novel, The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel, 1959).
Considered a political novelist, he was an active supporter of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD). He received the Nobel prize for literature in 1999. Grass died on April 13, 2015. DW's latest content on Günter Grass is collated below.
German literary giant Günter Grass died on Monday at the age of 87. The Tin Drum, established him as one of the country's leading writers and in 1999 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Politicians, the media and colleagues have been paying tribute to him. Kate Müser from DW's culture department told Helen Seeney how she assessed Grass' contribution to German and world literature.