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Nobel Prize for Literature for Günter Grass 1999: Nobel Prize for Literature for Günter Grass
10.12.1999: Nobel Prize for Literature for Günter Grass
As the second German writer to receive the most significant literary accolade, Grass was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work “The Tin Drum” (1959). He also received the Georg-Büchner Prize in 1965 and turned down the German Order of Merit in 1979. The following year, Volker Schlöndorff’s film version of Grass’ 1979 novel was awarded an Oscar in the category best foreign film.
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The German writer Thomas Mann received the Nobel Prize for Literature on 10 December 1929. Why did he leave Germany?
  His life was in danger as a result of his anti-Fascist stance
  He was offered a job in Hollywood
  He moved to Switzerland for health reasons
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