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novelist , writer

Nadine Gordimer is a is a South African writer, political activist. She published her first story at age 15. Her novels and short stories explore the effect of apartheid on the lives of South Africans. Novels and collections include The Conservationist (1974), Crimes of Conscience (1991), and Get a Life (2005). Gordimer won the 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Background

Gordimer was born Nov. 20, 1923, in Springs, a provincial mining town near Johannesburg, on the Transvaal reef.

Education

Convent school.

Works

  • novel

    • The Lying Days

    • A World of Strangers

    • Occasion For Loving

    • The Late Bourgeois World

    • A Guest of Honour

    • The Conservationist

    • Burger's Daughter

    • None to Accompany Me

  • writing

    • The Soft Voice of the Serpent

Membership

  • Fellow: Royal Society Lit.; American Academy of Arts and Letters (honorary)

  • American Academy Arts & Scis. (honorary)

Connections

father:
Isidore

mother:
Nan