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Monday, July 13, 2015

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize Winner

Nadine Gordimer (died 13 July 2014)


Just one year ago today, the South African writer and anti-apartheid activist Nadine Gordimer died in Johannesburg. 

Nadine Gordimer in 2010.
Her body of work included novels and short fiction, plays, political essays, and literary criticism. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991 for her "magnificent" writing of "great benefit to humanity."

There is a great deal of information about Gordimer and her work as well as the full text of her Nobel lecture, "Writing and Being," at the Nobel website. For a sense of the full scope of her career, I've linked here to her obituary in the New York Times.