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Nadine Gordimer’s Debut


Nadine Gordimer died on Sunday night at the age of 90. This Guardian article links to some nice quotes and photos of her. This quote about writing stood out for me:

Nothing factual that I write or say will be as truthful as my fiction.

Here is a review of her first novel, The Lying Days. Has anyone read it? I’m only familiar with the books she wrote from the 80s onward and didn’t even know that her debut came out in 1953. What an impressive writing career she had!

Thank you Ms. Gordimer for your ability to tell moving stories while also standing up for what you believed in.




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