Oct. 15, 2009 - FILE photo of German writer and Nobel price laureate for literature Guenter Grass in the library of Steidl publishers in Goettingen, Germany. Nobel laureate Grass has died, his publishing house confirmed Monday. He was 87.
BERLIN – 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.