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Nadine Gordimer

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Nadine Gordimer (b. November 20, 1923) is a South African (Jewish) novelist and writer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in literature and 1974 Booker Prize.

She was born in Springs, an East Rand mining town outside Johannesburg, the daughter of Isidore and Nan Gordimer. She lives in Johannesburg.

Gordimer was educated at a convent school. Thereafter she studied for a year at Witwatersrand University, but did not complete her degree. During the 1960s and 1970s she taught at several universities in the United States.

She drew praise for her demand that South Africa re-examine and replace its long held policy of apartheid. As such, most of her works deal with the moral and psychological tensions of her racially divided home country.

Her first novel, The Lying Days, was published in 1953.

A founding member of the Congress of South African Writers, Gordimer has been awarded numerous honorary degrees, as well as France's Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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Short-story collections

  • Six feet of the country
  • Not for publication
  • Livingstone's companions
  • Jump
  • Why Haven't You Written: Selected Stories 1950-1972
  • Super Fly Hunny
  • Country Lovers

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