German writer, owner of Nobel prize winner gц?nter grass died 13 April. He was 87 years old.
Debut novel grass's "the Tin drum" was released in 1959. The eponymous film adaptation of this novel has received the main prize at the Cannes film festival - "Golden palm" - in 1979, and even an Oscar for best foreign film.
In 1999, gц?nter grass was awarded the Nobel prize in literature. In an interview last year, the print edition of the Passauer Neue Presse he confessed that he had no forces to create a regular novel.
According to Grasse, health does not allow him to spend a couple years writing a new book. The latest novel by Nobel prize winner "the words of the brothers Grimm" was released in 2010.
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