Günter Grass

(October 16th, 1927 – April 13th, 2015)

Günter Grass was a German author. He wrote novels, poems, and plays and also created works of illustrated, graphic art, and sculpture. Grass received the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Grass was trained as a stonemason and a sculptor, and frequently designed covers and illustrations for his books. He did not begin writing until the 1950s, and most of his literature is Post-War.

Born in the free city of Danzig (now part of Poland), he was drafted as a teenager in 1944 and then captured as a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until the end of the war.

Günter Grass is a book author.

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