Nadine Gordimer was born in Springs, South Africa. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991.
Her many novels include The Conservationist, joint winner of the Booker Prize, Get a Life, Burger’s Daughter, July’s People, My Son’s Story and The Pickup. Her final novel was No Time Like the Present, published in 2012. Her collections of short stories include The Soft Voice of the Serpent, Something Out There, Jump, Loot and Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black. In 2010 her nonfiction writings were collected in Telling Times and a substantial selection of her stories was published in Life Times. She died in 2014.