‘I Have Been Controversial’: Guenter Grass, Germany’s Nobel-Winning Author, Dies At 87 – 14 April 2015

RT logoThe German Nobel Prize winning writer, Guenter Grass, has passed away at the age of 87 in the German city of Lubeck. His innovative art and striking personality have been shrouded in controversy, his strong political statements spurred most heated debate.

Guenter Grass moved, enthralled, and made the people of our country think with his literature and his art,” German president Joachim Gauck said in a tribute to the late writer, while the independent German Cultural Council called him “more than a writer … a seismograph for society.”

A true giant, inspiration, and friend” is how British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie described Grass, reacting to his death on Twitter.

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