Biography

Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer (1923–2014), the recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, was born in a small South African town. Her first book, a collection of stories, was published when she was in her early 20s.

Ms. Gordimer was a vice president of PEN International and an executive member of the Congress of South African Writers. She was a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in Great Britain and an honorary member of both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was also a Commandeur de’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France). She held 14 honorary degrees from universities including Harvard, Yale, Smith College, the New School for Social Research, City College of New York, the University of Leuven in Belgium, Oxford University, and Cambridge University.

Ms. Gordimer won numerous literary awards, including the Booker Prize for THE CONSERVATIONIST, both internationally and in South Africa.

Nadine Gordimer

Books by Nadine Gordimer

by Nadine Gordimer - Fiction

Steve and Jabulile is an interracial couple living in a newly, tentatively, free South Africa. There is nothing so extraordinary about their lives, and yet, in telling their story and the stories of their friends and families, Nadine Gordimer manages to capture the tortured, fragmented essence of a nation struggling to define itself post-apartheid.