Sunday, November 29th, 2009

So, just who is JM Coetzee?

The Gulf newspaper, The National, has a profile on “the South African giant of contemporary literature” JM Coetzee in which, unsurprisingly, other people does all the talking.  It also rehashes all the familiar controversies of the last few years around the elusive Coetzee (including his lack of overt political involvement during the struggle against Apartheid;

Friday, November 27th, 2009


It’s getting colder in New York City.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Audio: JM Coetzee reads from his new novel

J M Coetzee reads from his new novel, “Summertime,” forthcoming from Viking in December (in the United States), for The New York Review of Books podcast:

Friday, August 7th, 2009

J M Coetzee Quotes

“The New York Review of Books” excerpted a few pages from J M Coetzee’s new novel, “Summertime,” to be published later this month in the UK and in October in the US. I have already posted one...

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

The fate of Christian civilization in Africa

An excerpt from J M Coetzee’s new (autobiographical) novel, “Summertime.” The excerpt was published in the latest issue of The New York Review of Books: