Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1991
Nadine Gordimer

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Nadine Gordimer - Facts

Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer

Born: 20 November 1923, Springs, South Africa

Died: 13 July 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa

Residence at the time of the award: South Africa

Prize motivation: "who through her magnificent epic writing has - in the words of Alfred Nobel - been of very great benefit to humanity"

Field: prose

Language: English

Prize share: 1/1

Deeply Involved in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

South African Nadine Gordimer wrote from an early age, and published her first story at 15. Her works comprise novels and short stories in which the consequences of apartheid form the central theme. Some of her books have at times been banned in her native country. She depicts extremely complicated personal and social relationships in her environment, putting the face of racism before the readers.

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