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Nadine Gordimer (1923)


Born in Springs, South Africa, 20/11/1923. Daughter of Isidore and Nan Gordimer. Has lived all her life, and continues to live, in South Africa.

Principal works: 10 novels, including A Guest of Honour, The Conservationist, Burger's Daughter, July's People, A Sport of Nature, My Son's Story and her most recent, None to Accompany Me.

10 short story collections, the most recent Jump, published 1991, and Why Haven't You Written: Selected Stories 1950-1972, published 1992.

Non-fiction: The Essential Gesture; On the Mines; The Black Interpreters.

Among honorary degrees: from Yale, Harvard, Columbia, New School for Social Research, USA; University of Leuven, Belgium, University of York (England), Universities of Cape Town and the Witwatersrand (South Africa), Cambridge University (England).

Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France).

Vice-President of International PEN.
Executive Member, Congress of South African Writers.

From Nobel Lectures, Literature 1991-1995.

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