South African Writer and Nobel Laureate - Nadine Gordimer

The literary world is in mourning following the death of Nadine Gordimer, 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 she also faced harassment and condemnation.

Several of her novels were banned by the apartheid regime, but her personal commitment to the liberation struggle never wavered. In 2011 Stephen Sackur asked her if modern South Africa was what she hoped it would be.

Picture: Nadine Gordimer, Credit: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

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Fri 18 Jul 2014 19:06 GMT