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.
'Coetzee is the most radical shapeshifter alive.' * 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 * '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 *