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Nobel-winning German author Gunter Grass passes away at 87

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Luebeck (Germany), April 13: Nobel Prize-winning German author Gunter Grass passed away in Luebeck on Monday, Goettingen-based publisher Steidl said. He was 87.

Grass, who won the Nobel in 1999, penned seminal works of fiction like The Tin Drum and the Danzig Trilogy.

Nobel-winning German author Gunter Grass passes away at 87

Grass had drawn flak of Israeli authorities in 2012 after he wrote a poem criticising Israel and its policies. Israeli authorities declared him a persona non grata in their country.

Grass was also a playwright, illustrator, graphic artist and sculptor. He was born in the Free City of Danzig on October 16, 1927.

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