The Nobel Prize in Literature 1999
Born: 16 October 1927, Danzig (now Gdansk), Free City of Danzig (now Poland)
Died: 13 April 2015, Lübeck, Germany
Residence at the time of the award: Federal Republic of Germany
Prize motivation: "whose frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history."
Prize share: 1/1
Their work and discoveries range from how cells adapt to changes in levels of oxygen to our ability to fight global poverty.
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