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Award Winning Books by
J. M. COETZEE

Summertime by J. M. Coetzee
35 reviews (2009) (256p) (Booker)
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 Shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize

A brilliant new work of fiction from the Nobel Prize-winning author of Disgrace and Diary of a Bad Year

A young English biographer is researching a book about the late South African writer John Coetzee, focusing on Coetzee in his thirties, at a time when he was living in a rundown cottage in the Cape Town suburbs wi...
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Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
515 reviews (1999) (220p) (NBCCA) (Booker) (NYTimes) (ALA)
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 Disgrace--set in post--apartheid Cape Town and on a remote farm in the Eastern Cape--is deft, lean, quiet, and brutal. A heartbreaking novel about a man and his daughter, Disgrace is a portrait of the new South Africa that is ultimately about grace and love.

At fifty--two Professor David Lurie is divorced, filled with desire but lacking passion. An affair with one of his stude...
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Age of Iron by J. M. Coetzee
17 reviews (1991) (208p) (LATimes)
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 In Cape Town, South Africa, an old woman is dying of cancer. A classics professor, Mrs. Curren has been opposed to the lies and brutality of apartheid all her life, but has lived insulated from its true horrors. Now she is suddenly forced to come to terms with the iron-hearted rage that the system has wrought. In an extended letter addressed to her daughter, who has long since fled to America, Mrs...
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Life & Times of Michael K by J. M. Coetzee
57 reviews (1983) (184p) (Booker) (NYTimes)
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 First published in 1983 and winner of the Booker Prize. Set in a turbulent South Africa, a young gardener decides to take his mother away from the violence towards a new life in the abandoned countryside, but finds that war follows wherever he goes. From the author of DUSKLANDS and IN THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY....
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WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS by J. M. Coetzee
85 reviews (1982) (160p) (NYTimes)
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 These deluxe editions are packaged with French flaps, acid-free paper, and rough front.

"A real literary event."--The New York Times Book Review

"A story of profound beauty, clarity and eloquence, which even at its most melodramatic holds to a biblical nobility."--Chicago Tribune Book World

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J. M. Coetzee Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 5  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 3  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 Disgrace ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 0  
Man Booker Prize Wins 2 Disgrace · Life & Times of Michael K ·  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 3 Disgrace · Life & Times of Michael K · Summertime ·  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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