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Nadine Gordimer
Gordimer at the Göteborg Book Fair, 2010
Born (1923-11-20)20 November 1923
Springs, Transvaal,
Union of South Africa
Died 13 July 2014(2014-07-13) (aged 90)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation Writer
Language English
Nationality South African
Period Apartheid-era South Africa
Genres Novels, plays
Notable work(s) The Conservationist,
Burger's Daughter,
July's People
Notable award(s) Booker Prize
1974
Nobel Prize in Literature
1991
Spouse(s) Gerald Gavron (1949–?; divorced; 1 child)
Reinhold Cassirer (1954–2001; his death; 1 child)

Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 – 13 July 2014) was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. She was known as a woman "who through her magnificent epic writing has – in the words of Alfred Nobel – been of very great benefit to humanity".

Gordimer's writing has helped apartheid in South Africa. She was active in the anti-apartheid movement, joining the African National Congress during the days when the organization was banned. She has recently been active in HIV/AIDS causes.

Gordimer was one of 20 Nobel Laureates who signed the "Stockholm memorandum" at the 3rd Nobel Laureate Symposium on Global Sustainability in Stockholm, Sweden on 18 May 2011. Gordimer was born near Springs, a small town outside of Johannesburg on 20 November 1923.

Gordimer died on 13 July 2014 at the age of 90.


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