Updated: Aug 11, 2021
John Maxwell Coetzee (born on 9 February) is a South African- born novelist, essayist, linguist, and translator. He currently lives in Adelaide, Australia. He is one of the most critically acclaimed and decorated authors in the English language. He worked in many Universities, as of May 2019, he is listed as a professor of Literature within English and creative writing at the University of Adelaide, Australia. His first novel was Dusklands (1974). He is a three-time winner of South Africa’s CAN Prize. He won the Booker prize twice, first for Life & Times of Michael K in 1983 and the second for Disgrace in 1999. He has also won the Nobel Prize for Literature on 2, October 2003. His writing style was stated as, “well-crafted composition, pregnant dialogue and analytical brilliance”.