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German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptorwd:Q6538
country of citizenship:
German Reich, Free City of Danzig, Germany
language of expression: German
educated at: Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Berlin University of the Arts, Pestalozzischule
occupation: lyricist, screenwriter, poet, sculptor, novelist, playwright, essayist, autobiographer, painter, graphic artist, altar server, illustrator, writer, printmaker
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature, Georg Büchner Prize, Hermann Kesten Prize, Prince of Asturias Literary Prize, Hans Fallada Prize, Samuel-Bogumil-Linde prize, Fontane-Preis, Ernst-Toller-Preis, Literature Award of the Bavarian Academy of the Fine Arts, Honorary doctor of the Free University of Berlin, honorary doctor of Harvard University, Honorary doctor of the University of Gdańsk, Carl-von-Ossietzky-Medaille, Thomas-Mann-Preis, doctor honoris causa, honorary citizen of Gdańsk, Deutscher Kritikerpreis, Theodor Heuss award, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, pipe smoker of the year
student of: Otto Pankok, Josef Mages
Günter Wilhelm Grass (German: [ˈɡʏntɐ ˈɡʁas]; 16 October 1927 – 13 April 2015) was a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor, and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature.He was born in the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland). As a teenager, he served as a drafted soldier from late 1944 in the Waffen-SS and was taken as a prisoner of war by US forces at the end of the war in May 1945. He was released in April 1946. Trained as a stonemason and sculptor, Grass began writing in the 1950s. In his fiction, he frequently returned to the Danzig of his childhood.
Grass is best known for his first novel, The Tin Drum (1959), a key text in European magic realism. It was the first book of his Danzig Trilogy, the other two being Cat and Mouse and Dog Years. His works are frequently considered to have a left-wing political dimension, and Grass was an active supporter of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). The Tin Drum was adapted as a film of the same name, which won both the 1979 Palme d'Or and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 1999, the Swedish Academy awarded him the Nobel Prize in Literature, praising him as a writer "whose frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history".
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