Nadine Gordimer

1923 - 2014

Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 – 13 July 2014) was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. She was recognized as a woman "who through her magnificent epic writing has – in the words of Alfred Nobel – been of very great benefit to humanity".Gordimer's writing dealt with moral and racial issues, particularly apartheid in South Africa. Under that regime, works such as Burger's Daughter and July's People were banned. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nadine Gordimer has received more than 640,036 page views. Her biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 330th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Nadine Gordimer ranks 328 out of 4,883Before her are Kenzaburō Ōe, Françoise Sagan, Gerhart Hauptmann, Elena Ferrante, Anne Brontë, and Paul Celan. After her are André Malraux, Archilochus, Apollonius of Rhodes, Heinrich von Kleist, Valmiki, and Marguerite Yourcenar.

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Among people born in 1923, Nadine Gordimer ranks 16Before her are Franco Zeffirelli, Rocky Marciano, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Italo Calvino, Roy Lichtenstein, and Irma Grese. After her are Peter II of Yugoslavia, György Ligeti, Marcel Marceau, René Favaloro, Mas Oyama, and Alan Shepard. Among people deceased in 2014, Nadine Gordimer ranks 11Before her are Robin Williams, Eduard Shevardnadze, Claudio Abbado, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Eli Wallach, and Joe Cocker. After her are Luis Aragonés, Maximilian Schell, Jacques Le Goff, Hiroo Onoda, Shirley Temple, and Lauren Bacall.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Nadine Gordimer ranks 5 out of 220Before her are Nelson Mandela (1918), J. R. R. Tolkien (1892), J. M. Coetzee (1940), and Shaka (1787). After her are Sarah Baartman (1788), F. W. de Klerk (1936), Christiaan Barnard (1922), Desmond Tutu (1931), Miriam Makeba (1932), Elon Musk (1971), 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), Ronald Harwood (1934), Laurens van der Post (1906), Breyten Breytenbach (1939), Alan Paton (1903), Bessie Head (1937), and Athol Fugard (1932).