Nobel Prize winning author Gunter Grass dies at 87

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Berlin: Nobel Prize winning author of ‘The Tin Drum’ Gunter Grass died on Monday at a a hospital in Lueback Germany. He was 87. His novels made him known to the world as the moral conscience of 20th century Germany.

His death was announced by his publisher Steidl but the cause of his death has not been known.

Grass became one of Germany’s foremost intellectuals and gadflies. His literature consisted of themes like guilt, atonement and Hipocracy. His themes were also central to his political commentary.

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