Compelling, popular theatre adaptations distil the very essence of written stories for audiences
Not many knew of the unheralded Zanzibari author who has steadily produced 10 novels
How race came to function as fuel to an exploitative economic system. Take the case of South Africa…
Behind JM Coetzee, the writer lauded for his ‘wonderfully brave, bold mind’ , is John Coetzee, the quiet man
Is there sufficient rigour to update the existing literary canon and infuse it with new voices that will themselves become canons in decades to come?
The author reimagines a voice and lets it fill the gaps of one of South Africa’s famous books
Nthikeng Mohlele has recast JM Coetzee’s character to explore the changed cultural environment
Author defines apartheid to describe situation in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Shaun de Waal applauds David Attwell’s survey of JM Coetzee’s manuscripts and notes to self.
A new kind of intellectual needs to join the ranks of those fighting for economic emancipation, writes Louise Ferreira.
The redeeming factor of the Jo’burg Art Fair was seeing one artist stand up for another, writes Percy Zvomuya.
Berlinde de Bruyckere’s sculpture on exhibition at Belgium’s Venice Biennale was inspired by South African author JM Coetzee.
JM Coetzee’s latest novel, with its highly efficent and clinical prose, is both befuddling and engaging.
‘JM Coetzee: A Life in Writing’ suffers from many problems, including a star-struck author, writes Imraan Coovadia.
Many felt that author JM Coetzee’s honorary doctorate speech at Wits was removed from the realities of SA education. Listen to the speech.
The sale of JM Coetzee’s archive to a Texan
university revives the question of where South Africa’s literary heritage should be preserved.
The professional archive of JM Coetzee will be housed at the University of Texas’s Ransom Centre, offering a rare glimpse into the master storyteller.
JM Coetzee latest ‘novel’ presents a portrait of a vulnerable man who recognises his inability to establish close relationships.
He may be about to make history, but JM Coetzee will not be ruining his reputation as a reclusive writer by turning up at the Booker Prize ceremony.
South African author JM Coetzee is in the running for an unprecedented third Booker Prize, after he was named on this year’s shortlist on Tuesday.
Previous winners AS Byatt and JM Coetzee are among the finalists for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction.
Shaun de Waal speaks to Australian director Steve Jacobs about adapting <em>Disgrace</em> to film.
What makes literature Literature? Peter D McDonald has some answers, writes Shaun de Waal.
Nobel laureate JM Coetzee and Japan’s Haruki Murakami were on Friday named on the long list for the richest prize for fiction in Australia.
If the Cape Town Book Fair is to mean something beyond an exercise in retailing it needs to seize opportunities to be unique, writes Darryl Accone.
Postcolonial novels dominate the judges’ selection of some of the most revered novels of the past 40 years, writes Charlotte Higgins.