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J. M. Coetzee
J.M. (John Maxwell) Coetzee (1940 - ) - South African author
Award winning author whose novels tend to explore the implications of oppressive societies on the lives of their inhabitants, often using his native South Africa as a backdrop. Coetzee was born in Cape Town and graduated from the University of Cape Town. From 1962-1965 he worked in England as computer programmer and did research for his thesis on the English novelist Ford Madox Ford. He then attended earned his PhD. from University of Texas at Austin; his doctoral dissertation was on the early fiction of Samuel Beckett. He has taught at various colleges and universities (SUNY, John Hopkins, Harvard, Stanford, University of Cape Town, University of Adelaide). He currently resides in South Africa.
◊1977 - CNA Literary Award, 1977, for In the Heart of the Country
◊1980 - CNA Literary Award, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and Geoffrey Faber Award, all 1980, all for Waiting for the Barbarians
◊1984 - CNA Literary Award, Booker-McConnell Prize, and Prix Femina Etranger, all for The Life and Times of Michael K
◊1990 - Sunday Express Book of the Year Prize, for Age of Iron
◊1994-95 - Premio Modello, and Irish Times International Fiction Prize, for The Master of Petersburg
◊2003 - Booker Prize for Disgrace
◊2003 - Nobel Prize in Literature, for Elizabeth Costello
◊Dusklands (1974)
◊In the Heart of the Country (1977)
◊Waiting for Barbarians (1980)
◊Life and Times of Michael K (1983)
◊Truth in Autobiography (1984)
◊Foe (1986)
◊White Writing: On the Culture of Letters in South Africa (1998)
◊Age of Iron (1990)
◊Doubling the Point (1992)
◊The Master of Petersburg (1994)
◊Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship (1996)
◊Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life (1997)
◊Disgrace (1999)
◊The Lives of Animals (1999)
◊The Novel in Africa (1999)
◊Stranger Shores (2001)
◊Youth: Scenes from Provincial Life II (2002)
◊Elizabeth Costello (2003)
◊Landscape with Rowers (2004)
◊Slow Man (2005)
◊Diary of a Bad Year (2007)
◊Summertime (2009)
◊The Childhood of Jesus (2013)
◊Here and Now: Letters 2008–2011 (2013) – with Paul Auster
◊Three Stories (2014)
◊The Good Story: Exchanges on Truth, Fiction, and Psychotherapy (2015) with Arabelle Kurtz
◊The Schooldays of Jesus (2016)
Works About J.M. Coetzee:
◊Attridge, Derek (2004). J.M. Coetzee and the Ethics of Reading
◊Attwell, David (1993). J.M. Coetzee: South Africa and the Politics of Writing
◊Hayes, Patrick (2010). J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics After Beckett
◊Kannemeyer, John Christoffel (2012). J.M. Coetzee: A Life in Writing
◊Marais, Mike (2009). Secretary of the Invisible: The Idea of Hospitality in the Fiction of J.M. Coetzee
◊Mehigan, Timothy J., Editor (2011). A Companion to the Works of J.M. Coetzee
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