Günter Grass, Nobel-winning German novelist, dies aged 871 min read
Author of The Tin Drum and figure of enduring controversy: The Guardian
The writer Günter Grass, who broke the silences of the past for a generation of Germans, has died in hospital in Lübeck at the age of 87.
Grass was admitted to hospital with an infection only a few days ago, and his secretary, Hilke Ohsoling, said his death had come as a surprise.
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