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Nadine Gordimer - Author


Nadine Gordimer was born in Springs, South Africa in 1923. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991 and was the joint winner of the Booker Prize for The Conservationist in 1974. Nadine Gordimer has been awarded honorary doctorates from Oxford and Cambridge, is the vice-president of International PEN and a spokesperson for the United Nations Development Project to eradicate poverty.

A co-founder of the Congress of South African Writers, Nadine Gordimer is a strong advocate of literature and free speech. She has also made a number of television documentaries and written a large collection of articles, literary criticism and speeches. She travels extensively in Africa, Europe, and North and South America. Nadine Gordimer died in 2014.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Nadine Gordimer

Telling Times Writing and Living, 1950-2008 by Nadine Gordimer
Telling Times Writing and Living, 1950-2008
Nadine Gordimer
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 30 May 2010. Nadine Gordimer's life reflects the true spirit of the writer as moral activist, political visionary and literary icon.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/04/2010
Get a Life by Nadine Gordimer
Get a Life
Nadine Gordimer
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2006
July's People by Nadine Gordimer
July's People
Nadine Gordimer
April 2011 Guest Editor Lesley Lokko on Nadine Gordimer... One of the first lines of the extraordinary novel, July’s People, by the South African writer goes, ‘You like to have some cup of tea?’ It was the first time...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2005
The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer
The Conservationist
Nadine Gordimer
July 2011 Guest Editor Alexander McCall Smith on The Conservationist... This is a gravely beautiful novel with an extraordinarily strong sense of place and time.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2005

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