Tuesday, July 15
(Johannesburg) -- Nobel Prize-winning writer Nadine Gordimer has died at the age of 90. Her family announced her death in a statement, saying Gordimer passed away Sunday in Johannesburg. The South African native became well-known for tackling apartheid in her writings that included more than two dozen works of fiction and political essays. Several of Gordimer's books, including "Burger's Daughter" and "July's People," were banned in her own country during the apartheid era in South Africa. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991 and was also active in causes to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS.