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German novelist, short-story and essay writer Thomas Mann won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929. One of his best-known novels is Death in Venice.
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Thomas Mann was born on June 6, 1875, in Lübeck, Germany. He published his first book of short stories, Der kleine Herr Friedemann, in 1898, and his first novel, Buddenbrooks, in 1901. In 1935, he wrote one of his best-know novels, Death in Venice. In 1929, he became the Nobel laureate. Mann continued to write novels, short stories and essays until his death on August 12, 1955, in Zurich, Switzerland.
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