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Nadine Gordimer

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1991

Writer, illustrated consequences of apartheid. For fifty years the 'Geiger Counter of Apartheid.

"My answer is: Recognize yourself in others"." A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings". "Time is change; we measure its passing by how much things alter".


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Gordimer at the Göteborg Book Fair, 2010. Photo: Bengt Oberger.

Name: Nadine Gordimer
Birth: 20 November 1923, Springs, South Africa
Death: 13 July 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa
Residence when prize awarded: South Africa
Award: "who through her magnificent epic writing has - in the words of Alfred Nobel - been of very great benefit to humanity"
Subject: Prose
Genre: Short Stories, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Drama
Language: English