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A Week in Literary History

November 20th, 2002

In 1923, South African novelist Nadine Gordimer (The Conservationist, 1974) is born in Springs, the Transvaal.

Nadine Gordimer, b. November 20, 1923

In a professional writing career spanning seventy years, Gordimer has become one of the inescapable voices of South Africa. Most of her many novels and stories are set there, and the political atmosphere of the country during and after apartheid form her central themes. In 1991 she won the Nobel.

Suggested Reading Novels A World of Strangers, 1958. A Guest of Honour, 1970. The Conservationist, 1974. A Sport of Nature, 1987. The Pickup, 2001. Get a Life, 2005. Stories Why Haven’t You Written: Selected Stories 1950-1972, 1992. Loot and Other Stories, 2004. Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black, 2007. Essays & Other On the Mines, 1973. Lifetimes Under Apartheid, 1986. The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places, 1988.

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