Günter Grass

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The week in theatre: Pass Over; Love, Loss & Chianti and more – review
Antoinette Nwandu’s 2017 play about the US race divide flits thrillingly from laughter to rage

Kate Kellaway

01, Mar, 2020 @10:30 AM

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'It's about German guilt': Why The Tin Drum still divides audiences
The stage version of Günter Grass’s 1959 novel is set to open in London – with its ‘unbearable’ protagonist and tales of Nazi collaboration, it’s as controversial as ever

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

20, Feb, 2020 @10:48 AM

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Thomas Keneally: ‘Does anyone write a good book at 83? Well, I think I have’’
The Australian novelist on crying over a Dickens biography, laughing at Kathy Lette and the classic he is ashamed not to have read

Thomas Keneally

06, Dec, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Chigozie Obioma: ‘I would rush to the library in my lunch break to read the Odyssey’
The Booker prize nominated novelist on the King James Bible and finding comfort in books about birds

Chigozie Obioma

30, Aug, 2019 @8:58 AM

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Up in smoke: should an author's dying wishes be obeyed?
Harper Lee never wanted Go Set a Watchman brought out, Sylvia Plath’s diary was burned by Ted Hughes – the controversial world of literary legacies

Blake Morrison

10, Mar, 2018 @10:00 AM

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The Tin Drum review – Kneehigh turn Grass's fable into chaotic cabaret
The company’s surreal and gleefully inventive adaptation transforms the Günter Grass novel into a riot of theatre, puppetry and music

Catherine Love

06, Oct, 2017 @11:14 AM

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'The church of the lost cause': inside Kneehigh's wild Cornish home
To create The Tin Drum, the theatre company spent two weeks tucked away in a cluttered rural retreat where they eat, run and rehearse together – just don’t call it a commune, says artistic director Mike Shepherd

Matt Trueman

18, Sep, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Break the taboo and talk about death – it will make you feel better
Planning for one’s passing doesn’t have to be frightening – it can be poetic and moving

Michele Hanson

28, Nov, 2016 @2:05 PM

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Günter Grass criticises refugee treatment from beyond the grave
Posthumous publication of Nobel prize-winning writer’s last book attacks rising vitriol towards refugees in Germany

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

31, Aug, 2015 @11:41 AM

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Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Guardian readers and Marta Bausells

20, Apr, 2015 @2:44 PM

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Günter Grass: the man who broke the silence
Truth-teller, controversialist, affectionate friend – above all, ingenious and inspirational novelist … Orhan Pamuk, John Irving and other writers salute Günter Grass, who died this week

Neal Ascherson, Rachel Seiffert, Ian Buruma, David Kynaston, Orhan Pamuk, Adam Thirlwell, Philip Hensher, Simon Winder, Lawrence Norfolk and Daniel Kehlman

18, Apr, 2015 @8:36 AM

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Writers demand greater protection for refugees in Europe
More than 1,100 authors sign a petition to the European parliament, calling on EU countries to create common, humane laws of asylum

Alison Flood

14, Apr, 2015 @1:26 PM

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