J. M. Coetzee

Novelist, Author

1940 –

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Who is J. M. Coetzee?

John Maxwell "J. M." Coetzee is a South African novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. He relocated to Australia in 2002 and lives in Adelaide. He became an Australian citizen in 2006.

In 2013, Richard Poplak of the Daily Maverick described Coetzee as "inarguably the most celebrated and decorated living English-language author". Before receiving the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, Coetzee was awarded the CNA Prize, the Prix Femina √Čtranger, The Irish Times International Fiction Prize and the Booker Prize, among other accolades.

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Born
Feb 9, 1940
Cape Town
Also known as
  • J.M. Coetzee
  • J.M.Coetzee
  • John Maxwell Coetzee
  • John Maxwell "J. M." Coetzee
Parents
Ethnicity
  • Polish Australian
Nationality
  • South Africa
  • Australia
Profession
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Cape Town
Employment
  • IBM
  • University of Chicago

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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