J. M. Coetzee was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. His work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life and Times of Michael K, The Master of Petersburg,Disgrace and Diary of a Bad Year. He lives in Adelaide.
'The Death of Jesus brings Coetzee's haunting but enigmatic Jesus trilogy to an end...as we read the affecting surface story it seems that there is some deeper vein in our consciousness being constantly tapped, as if beneath the straightforward text there rolls the ur-narratives of the Western canon.' * SA Weekend * ''A delicate, iridescent mystery.' * Guardian * 'A poignant, beautifully executed conclusion to J. M. Coetzee's most philosophical set of novels to date.' * Bookmunch * 'The culmination of the masterwork of a sequence characterised by the power of its vision and the poignancy of its articulation, the work of a supreme master.' -- Peter Craven * Australian * '197 pages that will last forever. The book is a masterpiece, the near-perfect culmination of a trilogy that only Coetzee could write...[H]e is the world's greatest living writer.' -- Stephen Romei * Australian * 'Everything in The Death of Jesus, like its predecessor volumes, is wrapped in a mystery that works and weaves like the half-remembered music of a dream...you are self-evidently in the presence of a masterpiece...The Death of Jesus is fiction of an order that dazzles the mind.' * Age/SMH * 'Viewed as the culmination (if not necessarily the conclusion) of [Coetzee's] long literary career, these distinctive late fictions achieve a remarkable synthesis of the influences, styles, and thematic preoccupations that have animated his work for the better part of half a century.' * ABR * 'Freed from literary convention, Mr Coetzee writes not to provide answers, but to ask great questions.' * Economist * 'Coetzee is the most radical shapeshifter alive.' * Australian *