Nadine Gordimer, South African writer
Nadine Gordimer was one of South Africa's greatest writers, whose fiction offered a compelling insight into the country's troubled past and complex present. She was showered with honours including the Nobel Prize for literature, but also faced harassment and condemnation. While several of her novels were banned by the apartheid regime, her personal commitment to the liberation struggle never wavered.
Stephen Sackur asks her if modern South Africa is what she hoped it would be.
Recorded in April 2011.