J.M. Coetzee


Born
in Cape Town, South Africa
February 09, 1940

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John Maxwell Coetzee is an author and academic from South Africa. He became an Australian citizen in 2006 after relocating there in 2002. A novelist and literary critic as well as a translator, Coetzee has won the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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An open letter to President Erdoğan from 38 Nobel laureates | JM Coetzee, Kazuo Ishiguro, Svetlana Alexievich and others

Until Turkey frees detained writers and returns to the rule of law, it cannot claim to be a member of the free world

Dear President Erdoğan,

We wish to draw your attention to the damage being done to the Republic of Turkey, to its reputation and the dignity and wellbeing of its citizens, through what leading authorities on freedom of expression deem to be the unlawful detention and wrongful conviction of writers an...Erdoğan,

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Slow Man

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Summertime

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The Childhood of Jesus

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“Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That's what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherwise what is life for?”
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“When all else fails, philosophize.”
J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace

“The secret of happiness is not doing what we like but in liking what we do.”
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