Nobel laureate Günter Grass who died recently, was a famous novelist from ___?
Günter Grass was a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist and sculptor. Grass is best known for his first novel, The Tin Drum (1959), a key text in European magic realism. 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. 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”.