To whom it may concern


Please see the below press release send out on behalf of the Gordimer family:

Johannesburg, 14
of July, 2014

PRESS RELEASE – on behalf of the family* of Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer, the South African author who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in
1991 for her extraordinary literary works, died peacefully in her sleep at home in Johannesburg,
on Sunday 13 July, 2014. Her son Hugo and daughter Oriane, and her caring helpers were with
her. She wrote 15 novels as well as several volumes of short stories, non-fiction and other
works. She was published in 40 languages around the world.

She cared most deeply about South Africa, its culture, its people, and its on-going struggle to
realize its new democracy. Her proudest days were not only when she was awarded the Nobel
Prize for Literature in 1991, but also when she testified at the Delmas Trial in 1986, to contribute to
saving the lives of twenty-two ANC members, all of them accused of treason.

She was 90 years old and will be lovingly remembered by her family, friends and literary
colleagues. A private memorial service will be announced at a later date.

*Please note, the family requests that they not be contacted for interviews, and would greatly
appreciate the courtesy of being able to mourn in private.

Many thanks.

Kind regards,

Ashleigh Tim
communications assistant
tel: +27 21 410 2500
1 North Wharf Square Loop Street Foreshore Cape Town South Africa 8001

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