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Last updated: 10 november, 2009 - 16:58 GMT

World Book Club - Gunter Grass

Gunter Grass

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World Book Club, October 2009. This Month's guest has been described as the world’s most important living writer.

He is the Nobel prize-winning German novelist Gunter Grass and we’ve been invited to his home in Germany to put your questions to him about his internationally celebrated novel The Tin Drum.

Bitter and impassioned, The Tin Drum charts the rise and fall of Nazism through the mischievous eyes of Oskar Matzerath, a dwarf who decided to stop growing at the age of three.

First published half a century ago, The Tin Drum is being re-published in new translations all over the world this year to mark its 50th birthday.

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