Gordimer, Nadine, 1923-2014

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Nadine Gordimer was born in Springs, South Africa in 1923. At age 13 she began her writing career, her first writings appearing in the children's section of the Johannesburg Sunday Express. Since then she has written novels and countless short stories, articles, etc. which have been published in magazines and newspapers worldwide. Many of her works reflect the political and social dilemmas of living under apartheid in South Africa and consequently, several of her books have been banned in that country until very recently.

Among her numerous awards are the Booker Prize for Fiction (1974), Modern Language Association of America award (1982), and the Premio Malaparte prize (1987). In 1991 Gordimer's entire body of work was honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature. She has been decorated Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France) and has received honorary degrees from such institutions as Harvard and Yale Universities.

Apart from her many achievements in writing, Gordimer has been visiting professor and lecturer at several American universities. She is a founder and executive member of the Congress of South African Writers and has encouraged and supported new writers, especially young African authors and poets.

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referencedIn Guide to the Daily Worker and Daily World Photographs Collection, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Records of the New York Institute for the Humanities 1971-1995, (bulk 1980-1984). New York University. Archives
referencedIn Dan Jacobson Papers TXRC93-A3., 1941-92 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003 (bulk 1945-1989). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Vonnegut mss., 1941-2007 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003, 1945-1989 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Dean, 1964-1981 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Mitgang, Herbert. Herbert Mitgang collection of papers, 1967-1975. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Globalvision, Inc. South Africa Now collection, 1978-1994 (inclusive), 1988-1991 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Jacobson, Dan. Papers, 1941-1994. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Gordimer mss., 1934-1991 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Radcliffe College Archives sound recordings collection, 1951-1985 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Harper's Magazine Records, 1847-1983, (bulk 1940-1983) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Harper's magazine records, 1847-1983 (bulk 1940-1983). Library of Congress
creatorOf Friends of the UCSD Library. Records, 1961-1986. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Letters. University of South Alabama, Marx Library
referencedIn African Writers Series, 1964-1986 School of Oriental and African Studies
referencedIn Herbert Mitgang collection of papers, 1950-1986 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Radcliffe College Archives biography files, 1855-2007 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Gordimer, Nadine. Short Stories and Novel, 1958-1965. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Hardwick, Elizabeth. Papers, 1934-1991 (bulk 1960-1990). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Plomer Collection, 1870-1973 (predominantly post-1920) Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Textile Workers' Industrial Unions in South Africa by Bettie Du Toit with Nancy Dick., c1930-1978 York University, Borthwick Institute of Historical Research
referencedIn Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1960-1972 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Records of the New York Institute for the Humanities, Bulk, 1980-1984, 1971-2004 New York University. Archives
creatorOf Fugard, Athol. Papers, 1918-1997. Indiana University
creatorOf Gordimer, Nadine, 1923-. Something out there [novel] : typescript of the novel signed : [Johannesburg], [1982 Dec.-1983 Jan.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Nadine Gordimer Short Stories and Novel Manuscripts TXRC96-A41., 1958-1965 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Levin, Harry. Harry Levin Papers. 1920-1995. Houghton Library
referencedIn American Lutheran Church, Baker, Montana, Records, 1928-2012 Pacific Lutheran University Archives and Special Collections ELCA Region 1 Archives
referencedIn Records of the Office of Public Information, 1923-1998 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Gordimer, Nadine. Papers, 1934-1991. Indiana University
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creatorOf Vol. XXI. (ff.) Gordimer-Hackett.James Stern, writer: Francis Hackett, writer and journalist: Signe Toksvig, journalist: Letters to James Stern from Francis Hackett and Signe Toksvig: 1949-1950.James Stern, writer: Willy Haas, Professor of Philolog... British Library
referencedIn Reynolds Price Papers, bulk, 1927-2010 and undated, 1956-2006 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Impact Visuals Photograph Collection., undated, 1964-2000 [bulk 1983-1999]. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Radcliffe College. Office of the Dean. Records of the Office of the Dean, 1954-1988 (inclusive), 1972-1988 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Radcliffe College. Office of the Dean. Records of the Office of the Dean, 1964-1981 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Oliver Tambo, Papers, undated, 1960-1992. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Radcliffe College. Office of Public Information. Records of the Office of Public Information, 1923-1998 (inclusive), Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Republic of South Africa 00 ZA
Johannesburg 06 ZA
Springs 06 ZA
Subject
Literature
Novelists, South African
Short stories, South African
South African fiction
Occupation
Nobel Prize winners
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Birth 1923-11-23

Death 2014-07-13

Female

South Africans

English

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