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Nadine Gordimer

South African Novelist and Noble Prize Winner


Born 20-11-1923 in Springs South Africa

Deceased 13-07-2014 (90 years old) in Johannesburg

Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer and political activist. She won the Nobel prize for Literature in 1991, making her the first woman to receive the honour in 25 years.



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Burger's Daughter

in Books

Short Stories - 'Six Feet of the Country'

in Books

Professional details

Previous Position(s)

South African Novelist |

Publishing, Printing and Print Media


Educational history

Tertiary

Smith College, USA

Awarded in 1985

Doctor of Letters

City College

Awarded in 1985

Doctor of Humane Letters

Harvard University

Awarded in 1986

Doctor of Letters

Yale University

Awarded in 1986

Doctor of Letters

Columbia University

Awarded in 1987

Doctor of Letters

New School for Social Research

Awarded in 1987

Doctor of Letters

York University, England

Awarded in 1987

Doctor of Letters

University of Cambridge

Awarded in 1991

Doctor of Letters

University of Oxford

Awarded in 1994

Doctor of Letters

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Awarded in 1996

Doctor of Letters

University of Cape Town

Doctor of Letters

University of Leuven, Belgium

Awarded in 1981

Doctor of Letters

Achievements

Awards

Mary McCarthy Award

Primo Levi Award

Commonwealth Regional Prize for Africa

Order of the Southern Cross: Silver | President Nelson Mandela

Nobel Prize for Literature | 1991

Benson Medal | Royal Society of Literature

Decorations: Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

The Bennett Award

Nelly Sachs Prize

Premio Malaparte

CNA Prize

Modern Languages Association Award | USA

Scottish Arts Council Neil Gunn Fellowship Award

Grand Aigle d'Or

Booker Prize for ' The Conservationist'

James Tait Black Memorial Award for 'A Guest of Honour'

Literary Award for 'The Late Bourgeois World'

Pringle Award | English Academy of South Africa

W. H. Smith Literary Award for 'Occasion for Loving'

Literary Award for 'Not for Publication'

James Tait Black Memorial Award for 'Livingstone's Companions'

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