Saturday, August 05, 2006


COETZEE J.M. [1940-] Novelist, essayist, literary critic; winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature. Born John Maxwell Coetzee in Cape Town, South Africa. Novels Diary of a Bad Year (2007); Slow Man (2005: shortlisted for the 2006 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award/Christina Stead Prize for Fiction); Elizabeth Costello: Eight Lessons (2003: winner of the 2004 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction; shortlisted for the 2004 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award/Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and the 2004 Miles Franklin Literary Award); Disgrace (1999: winner of the 1999 Booker Prize for Fiction and the 2000 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book); The Lives of Animals (1999); The Master of Petersburg (1994: winner of the 1995 Irish Times International Fiction Prize); Age of Iron (1990: 1990 Sunday Express Book of the Year; shortlisted for the 1991 Los Angeles Times Book Award); Foe (1986: winner of the 1987 Jerusalem Prize); Life and Times of Michael K (1983: winner of the 1983 Booker Prize for Fiction, the 1984 Central News Agency Literary Award and the 1984 Prix Fémina Etranger); Waiting for the Barbarians (1980: awarded the 1980 Central News Agency Literary Award, the 1980 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction and the 1981 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize); In the Heart of the Country (1977: winner of the 1977 Central News Agency Literary Award); Dusklands (1974) Nonfiction Inner Workings: Essays 2000-2005 (2007); Stranger Shores: Literary Essays 1986-1999 (2001); The Novel in Africa (1999); Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship (1996); Doubling the Point: Essays and Interviews (1992); White Writing: On the Culture of Letters in South Africa (1988) Memoirs Youth: Scenes from Provincial Life II (2002); Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life (1997) Translation Landscape with Rowers: Poetry from the Netherlands (trans. from the Dutch) (2004) Edited A Land Apart: A South African Reader (with André Brink) (1986)


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