Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer Comes To Jazzhole

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Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

The Jazzhole
168, Awolowo Rd, Ikoyi
Sunday 27th August
3-5pm prompt.

Nadine Gordimer , novelist, essayist, screenwriter, political activist, champion of the disenfranchised and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature , was born in Springs--a small gold-mining town in South Africa in 1923 and attended Convent of Our Lady of Mercy in that town and the University of the Witwatersrand, and lives in South Africa. Nadine Gordimer rose to world fame for her novels and short stories that stunned the literary world and won her the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991. She has written many novels , including The Pick Up, The House Gun, None to Accompany Me, My Son’s Story, A Sport of Nature, Burger’s Daughter, The Conservationist (cowinner of the Booker Prize, UK). Her short stories have been collected in nine volumes, and her non-fiction pieces were published together as The Essential Gesture. Gordimer has received numerous international prizes, including, in the United States, the Modern Literature Association Award, and , in 1987, the Bennet Award. Her fiction has appeared in many American magazines, including The New Yorker, and her essays have appeared in the New York Times and The New York Review of Books. She has been given honorary degrees by Yale, Harvard, and other universities and has been honoured by the French Government with the decoration Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She is a vice president of PEN International and an executive member of the Congress of South African writers In addition to her 12 novels, 10 collections of short stories and essays on topics including apartheid and writing, Gordimer’s credits include screenplays for television dramas and the script for the film "Frontiers".

Copies of her books will be available for sale.

The Lying Days 1953
A World of Strangers 1958
Occasion for Loving 1963
The Late Bourgeois World 1966
A Guest of Honour 1970
The Conservationist 1975
Burger’s Daughter 1979
July’s People 1981
A Sport of Nature 1987
My Son’s Story 1991
None to Accompany Me 1994
The House Gun 1998

The Soft Voice of the Serpent 1952
Six Feet of the Country 1956
Friday’s Footprint 1960
Not for Publication 1965
Livingstone’s Companions 1971
Selected Stories 1976
Some Monday for Sure (Selected Stories) 1976
A Soldier’s Embrace 1980
Something Out There 1984
Jump 1992

On the Mines (essays to accompany photographs by David Goldblatt)
Lifetimes: Under Apartheid (Text, excerpts from novels and stories, photographs by David Goldblatt)
The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics & Places (essays) 1988
Writing and Being: The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1995
W. H. Smith Commonwealth Literary Award 1961 England
James Tait Black Memorial Prize 1972 England
Booker Prize 1974, England
CNA Prize 1974, 1975, 1980, South Africa
Grand Aigle d’Or 1975, France
Modern Language Association Award 1982, USA
Scottish Arts Council Neil M. Gunn Fellowship 1981, Scotland
Premio Malaparte 1985, Italy
Nelly Sachs Prize 1986m, Germany
Bennett Award 1987, USA
Nobel Prize in Literature 1991, Sweden

D. Litt., University of Leuven, Belgium 1981
D. Litt., Smith College, USA 1985
D. Humane Letters, City College, New York University 1985
D. Litt., Harvard University 1986
D. Litt., Yale University 1986
D. Litt., Columbia University 1987
D. Litt., New School for Social Research, New York 1987
D. Litt., York University, England 1987
D. Litt., University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
D. Litt., University of Cape Town, South Africa
D. Litt., University of Cape Town, South Africa
D. Litt., Cambridge University 1991
D. Litt., Oxford University 1994
D. Litt., University of Durban-Westville
D. Litt., Ben Gurion University 1996
Hon. Member, American Academy of Arts & Science
Hon. Member, American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature, England
Vice President, PEN International
Patron, Congress of South African Writers.

Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres France

Screenplays for four of the 7 television dramas based on her own short stories, collectively entitled The Gordimer Stories, 1981-82.
Co-scripted and co-produced Choosing for Justice: Allan Boesak with Hugo Cassirer, 1983.
Scripted and narrated a film in the BBC series Frontiers, 1989, on the subject of the frontier between Mozambique and South Africa.
Berlin & Johannesburg: The Wall & The Colour Bar, television documentary film in collaboration with Hugo Cassirer.
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