Gordimer visits Athens

Nobel Prize-winning writer Nadine Gordimer will be in Athens Monday to give a lecture. She will read extracts from her work, respond to questions from the audience and sign copies of her books. Born in Johannesburg in 1923, Gordimer began writing at the age of 9 and published her first story at 15. «Face to Face,» her first collection of poetry, was published in 1949. Since then, she has published another eight collections of verse, 11 short-story collections and 14 novels. She has also written works of non-fiction and made television documentaries. A staunch opponent of the apartheid regime, Gordimer often explores its effects in her work. She won the Booker prize in 1974 for her novel «The Conservationist» and the Nobel Prize in literature in 1991. Five of her novels and two collections of her short stories are available in Greek translations by Kastaniotis. The event is part of the Megaron Plus series at the Athens Concert Hall. On October 3, 7 p.m. Tickets are 8 euros, 3 euros for students. Call 210.728.2000.