Nadine (Gordimer) Cassirer

Nadine Sylvia (Gordimer) Cassirer (1923 - 2014)

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Nadine Sylvia Cassirer formerly Gordimer
Born in Springs, Transvaal, Union of South Africamap
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Died in Johannesburg, South Africamap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Dec 2014
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Period Apartheid-era South Africa Genre Novels, plays Notable works The Conservationist, Burger's Daughter, July's People 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. [1]

Her work

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.

Her awards

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.


Nadine Gordimer died on 13 July 2014. [2]


  1. Academy of achievement - Nadine Gordimer [1]. Seen and entered Sept 23, 2018 by Susanna de Bruyn
  2. MLA style: Nadine Gordimer – Biographical. Nobel Media AB 2018. Sun. 23 Sep 2018. <> Seen and entered Sept 23, 2018 by Susanna de Bruyn

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