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 867,145 page views. Her biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Nadine Gordimer is the 359th most popular writer (down from 328th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 5th 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 359 out of 5,794Before her are W. B. Yeats, Dan Brown, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Jean Genet, Apollonius of Rhodes, and Elfriede Jelinek. After her are Arthur de Gobineau, Einhard, Ammianus Marcellinus, Callimachus, Jacques Prévert, and Shams Tabrizi.

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Among people born in 1923, Nadine Gordimer ranks 15Before her are Rocky Marciano, Heydar Aliyev, Irma Grese, Italo Calvino, Roy Lichtenstein, and Wojciech Jaruzelski. After her are Peter II of Yugoslavia, Franco Zeffirelli, György Ligeti, Mas Oyama, Carroll Shelby, and Marcel Marceau. Among people deceased in 2014, Nadine Gordimer ranks 12Before her are Eduard Shevardnadze, Claudio Abbado, Joe Cocker, Shirley Temple, Eli Wallach, and Wojciech Jaruzelski. After her are Luis Aragonés, Hiroo Onoda, Richard Kiel, Jacques Le Goff, Lauren Bacall, and Maximilian Schell.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Nadine Gordimer ranks 6 out of 312Before her are Nelson Mandela (1918), J. R. R. Tolkien (1892), J. M. Coetzee (1940), Sarah Baartman (1788), and Shaka (1787). After her are Behati Prinsloo (1988), Elon Musk (1971), F. W. de Klerk (1936), Christiaan Barnard (1922), Desmond Tutu (1931), and Miriam Makeba (1932).

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 André Brink (1935), Peter Abrahams (1919), Elsa Joubert (1922), Ronald Harwood (1934), Laurens van der Post (1906), Breyten Breytenbach (1939), Alan Paton (1903), Ingrid Jonker (1933), and Deon Meyer (1958).