Günter Grass

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Günter Grass is a prize-winning German author and playwright. He is best known for his first novel The Tin Drum (1959), a key text in European magic realism, which, along with Cat and Mouse (1963) and Dog Years (1965) form what is known as The Danzig Trilogy. He has received dozens of international awards, and, in 1999, received the Nobel Prize for Literature. His most recent works include Crabwalk (2002) and Peeling the Onion (2007).