J. M. Coetzee was born in South Africa in 1940 and educated in South Africa and the United States. He is the author of over ten works of fiction, four collections of essays, and several works of indeterminate genre, as well as of translations from the Dutch and Afrikaans.
Among the literary prizes he has won are the Booker Prize (twice), the Commonwealth Prize, and the Jerusalem Prize. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. He lives in Australia.
The Childhood of Jesus
After crossing oceans, a man and a boy – both strangers to each other – arrive in a new land. David, the boy, has lost […]
The Good Story: Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychotherapy
A fascinating dialogue on the human inclination to make up stories between a Nobel Prize-winning writer and a psychotherapist. Arabella Kurtz and J. M. Coetzee […]
Diary of A Bad Year
An eminent, seventy-two-year-old Australian writer is invited to contribute to a book entitled Strong Opinions. It is a chance to air some urgent concerns. He […]
A divorced, middle-aged English professor finds himself increasingly unable to resist affairs with his female students. When discovered by the college authorities, he is expected […]