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Nadine Gordimer

1923 - 2014

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Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 – 13 July 2014) was a South African writer and political activist. She received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991, recognized as a writer "who through her magnificent epic writing has ... been of very great benefit to humanity".Gordimer's writing dealt with moral and racial issues, particularly apartheid in South Africa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nadine Gordimer has received more than 1,063,946 page views. Her biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Nadine Gordimer is the 500th most popular writer (down from 359th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 6th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular South African Writer.

Nadine Gordimer is a South African writer who is most famous for her novels and short stories about the effects of apartheid on individuals.

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Among writers, Nadine Gordimer ranks 500 out of 5,755Before her are Milena Jesenská, Robert Walser, Harriet Tubman, Charles, Duke of Orléans, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and John le Carré. After her are Beatrix Potter, Francesca da Rimini, Jean Paul, Al-Maʿarri, Allen Ginsberg, and Saul Bellow.

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Among people born in 1923, Nadine Gordimer ranks 22Before her are Carroll Shelby, György Ligeti, Richard Attenborough, Franco Zeffirelli, Alan Shepard, and Mas Oyama. After her are Roy Lichtenstein, Yma Sumac, Jack Kilby, Val Logsdon Fitch, Anne Baxter, and Arvid Carlsson. Among people deceased in 2014, Nadine Gordimer ranks 21Before her are Jacques Le Goff, Harold Ramis, Richard Attenborough, Alexander Grothendieck, Paco de Lucía, and Lauren Bacall. After her are Richard Kiel, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Gary Becker, Alain Resnais, Virna Lisi, and Louis Zamperini.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Nadine Gordimer ranks 10 out of 374Before her are Sarah Baartman (1788), Desmond Tutu (1931), J. M. Coetzee (1940), Shaka (1787), Christiaan Barnard (1922), and F. W. de Klerk (1936). After her are Miriam Makeba (1932), Charlize Theron (1975), Jacob Zuma (1942), Max Theiler (1899), Thabo Mbeki (1942), and Paul Kruger (1825).

Among WRITERS In South Africa

Among writers born in South Africa, Nadine Gordimer ranks 3Before her are J. R. R. Tolkien (1892) and J. M. Coetzee (1940). After her are Peter Abrahams (1919), André Brink (1935), Breyten Breytenbach (1939), Laurence Oliphant (1829), Ronald Harwood (1934), Laurens van der Post (1906), Deon Meyer (1958), Alan Paton (1903), and Ingrid Jonker (1933).