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Gordimer at the Göteborg Book Fair, 2010
20 November 1923|
Union of South Africa
13 July 2014 (aged 90)|
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Period||Apartheid-era South Africa|
The Conservationist, |
Booker Prize |
Nobel Prize in Literature
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.
- "A Writer's Life: Nadine Gordimer", 3 April 2006, Telegraph.
- Glen Frankel (2013-12-05). "The Speech at Rivonia Trial that Changed History". Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/when-mandelas-and-the-worlds-fate-changed-at-historic-rivonia-trial/2013/12/05/22033836-5e10-11e3-be07-006c776266ed_story.html.
- "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1991". Nobelprize. 7 October 2010. http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1991/. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
- "SA novelist Nadine Gordimer dies". News24.com. 14 July 2014. http://www.channel24.co.za/News/Local/Nadine-Gordimer-has-died-20140714. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
- "Nadine Gordimer dies aged 90". The Guardian. 14 July 2014. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/14/nadine-gordimer-dies-90-johannesburg-nobel-prize. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
- Index of New York Times articles on Gordimer
- Guide to the Gordimer manuscripts, 1934–1991 (Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana)
- Nadine Gordimer Collection at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin
- Ronald Suresh Roberts, No Cold Kitchen: A Biography of Nadine Gordimer (2005)
- No Cold Kitchen: A Biography of Nadine Gordimer by Ronald Suresh Roberts (STE)