13 April 2015

German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass dies at age 87

The Oct. 27, 2007 file photo shows German novelist Guenter Grass prior to his official 80th birthday celebration in Luebeck, northern Germany. Nobel laureate Grass has died his publishing house confirmed Monday, April 13, 2015. He was 87.
Guenter Grass, the Nobel-winning German writer who gave voice to the generation that came of age during the horrors of the Nazi era but later ran into controversy over his own World War II past and stance toward Israel, has died. He was 87.
Matthias Wegner, spokesman for the Steidl publishing house, confirmed that Grass died Monday morning in a Luebeck hospital.