Period Apartheid-era South Africa
Genre Novels, plays
Notable works The Conservationist,
Notable awards Booker Prize- 1974
Nobel Prize in Literature -1991
Spouse Gerald Gavron (1949–?; divorced; 1 child)
Reinhold Cassirer (1954–2001, his death; 1 child)
Nadine Gordimer was born in the small gold mining town of Springs, South Africa. Her parents were both immigrants; her mother was born in England, her father in Latvia, then part of the Russian Empire. Although both parents were Jewish by birth, she was raised in a largely secular environment, and educated in part at Catholic girls schools. 
14 novels, including A Guest of Honour, The Conservationist, Burger’s Daughter, July’s People, The Pickup, and her most recent Get A Life, published 2005.
11 short story collections, the most recent Loot, published 2003, and Jump 1992.
Honorary Member American Academy of Arts & Sciences,
Honorary Member American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters,
Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature,
Goodwill Ambassador UNDP.
Order of The Southers Cross, South Africa,
Order of Friendship, Republic of Cuba,
Presidential Medal of Honour of the Republic of Chile.