JM Coetzee reads a new story


A few days ago I started reading a book by J. M. Coetzee, just today I met Elizabeth Costello on the pages of this book. She entered the apartment of the protagonist and she decided to stay in his house. It seems she will stay at more places at the very same time for she … Continue reading JM Coetzee reads a new story

SLOW MAN


A man on his bicycle rides down the road in his suburb. A car hits him and the results are dramatic. He is transported to a hospital and part of a leg has to be amputated. He refuses an artificial limb and moves back to his apartment. In this apartment Paul Rayment, a retired photographer … Continue reading SLOW MAN

j.m. coetzee and the life of writing


The writer has met his book. The South African (but living overseas) writer J. M. Coetzee has been honoured by a book written about his work as a writer. The book has been launched by the writer David Atwell who had access to many resources. At a meeting at a bookshop he was involved in … Continue reading j.m. coetzee and the life of writing

jm coetzee and athol fugard festival


Right in the Karoo (South Africa) later this month a festival will be held to hounour two South Africans who have left their mark on the literary scene. One of them is J.M. Coetzee (1940), who won the Nobel prize for Literature, the other is Athol Fugard (1932) who is not only involved in literature, … Continue reading jm coetzee and athol fugard festival

a literary biography of south africa’s


At times I think a biography should be written when the bios of the person has ended. But is not easy for writers to wait, to collect material, to interview the person and friends and relatives and wait till time has run its course. J.M. Coetzee is still very much alive, his bios continues, but … Continue reading a literary biography of south africa’s