Search results for tag: J.M. Coetzee

The Childhood of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee – A Review by Andrew Cattanach

Rarely does a blurb prepare you so perfectly for what you are about to read. The Childhood of Jesus is not like any other novel you have read. And it is with the same forthright vagueness, if there is such a thing, that J.M. Coetzee tells a beautiful tale of love, loss, and everything in-between. Let’s address the elephant in the room. J.M. Coetzee was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for Lit... Read more

by | February 15, 2013

VINTAGE Books Celebrates its 21st Birthday with a Rainbow

VINTAGE Books have chosen a wonderful way to celebrate their 21st Birthday. They have produced a rainbow of colourful new editions of the best fiction in their impressive collection. These are some of the best, most talked about and most lauded novels published in the last 21 years. It is an astonishing list. Novels by Jeanette Winterson, Margaret Atwood, Philip Roth, Ian McEwan, A. S. Byatt,  ... Read more

by | October 27, 2011

S. J. Watson, author of Before I Go To Sleep, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks S. J. Watson author of Before I Go To Sleep Ten Terrifying Questions ————————- 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in a part of England called The Black Country, so called because of pollution from the coal mining, steel mills and ... Read more

by | April 13, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Summertime by J.M. Coetzee Wins 2010 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction

Summertime by J.M. Coetzee A young English biographer is working on a book about the late writer, John Coetzee. He plans to focus on the years from 1972 – 1977 when Coetzee, in his thirties, is sharing a run-down cottage in the suburbs of Cape Town with his widowed father. This, the biographer senses, is the period when he was finding his feet as a writer. Never having met Coetzee, he emb... Read more

by | May 18, 2010