Nadine Gordimer

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Birthday
20, 1923
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Jul 13, 2014 (90)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
20, 1923
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Jul 13, 2014 (90)

About

An acclaimed South African writer, she won the Booker Prize and became a Nobel Laureate in Literature in 1991. Her best-known works include The Conservationist and July's People.

Before Fame

She published her first novel, The Lying Days, in 1953. During the Apartheid era in South Africa, she was a prominent activist for racial equality.

Trivia

She is also known for the the critically-acclaimed works, The Pickup and A Sport of Nature.

Family Life

Her second husband, Reinhold Cassirer, passed away in 2001. She had one child with Cassirer and another with her first husband, Gerald Gavron.

Associated With

She earned the Nobel Prize in Literature a year after Octavio Paz received the same honor.