Gordimer wrote about the oppression of the South African apartheid regime and was behind such works as 'Burger's Daughter' and 'The Conservationist.'
Authors Peter Finn and Petra Couvée explore the history of 'Doctor Zhivago,' the Russian novel that became a worldwide Cold War sensation.
PEN International has rallied writers to protest Turkey's nationwide ban on Twitter
US Secretary of State Kerry meets German Chancellor Merkel today. Merkel spoke out about privacy again this week, as two Norwegians nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize.