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J.M. Coetzee's full name is John Michael Coetzee. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1940, Coetzee is a writer and critic who uses the political situation in his homeland as a backdrop for many of his novels. Coetzee published his first work of fiction, Dusklands, in 1974. Another book, Boyhood, loosely chronicles an unhappy time in Coetzee's childhood when his family moved from Cape Town to the more remote and unenlightened city of Worcester. Other Coetzee novels are In the Heart of the Country and Waiting for the Barbarians. Coetzee's critical works include White Writing and Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship. Coetzee is a two-time recipient of the Booker Prize and in 2003, he won the Nobel Literature Award. (Bowker Author Biography) J. M. Coetzee's books include "Boyhood", "Dusklands", "In the Heart of the Country", "Waiting for the Barbarians", "Life & Times of Michael K", "Foe", & "The Master of Petersburg". A professor of general literature at the University of Cape Town, Coetzee has won many literary awards, including the CNA Prize (South Africa's premier literary award), the Booker Prize (twice), the Prix Etranger Femina, the Jerusalem Prize, the Lannan Literary Award, & The Irish Times International Fiction Prize. (Publisher Provided) — biography from Disgrace… (more)
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Diary of a Bad Year 1,319 copies, 34 reviews
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Age of Iron 1,065 copies, 17 reviews
Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life 1,063 copies, 27 reviews
In the Heart of the Country 906 copies, 13 reviews
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Here and Now: Letters (2008-2011) 281 copies, 11 reviews
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Late essays : 2006-2017 69 copies, 1 review
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The Best Australian Essays: A Ten-Year Collection (Contributor) 27 copies, 1 review

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