St. Paul essayist: Write 'from a place of love' about other cultures
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Few would challenge J.M. Coetzee's novel "Disgrace," even though it includes less-than-ideal portrayals of blacks in South Africa. Coetzee is white and South African; he wrote about a time and place in a story that required black characters. "Disgrace ...
A Swede Deal
The Chicago Maroon
Only four Africans have won the Literature prize, and half of them (Nadine Gordimer and former UChicago professor J.M. Coetzee) were white. Influential Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges was repeatedly denied the prize due to his penchant for ...
What intellectuals do
Ask JM Coetzee, the Nobel-prize-winning South African novelist who is as famed for his prize-winning novels as he is for his monosyllable answers to reporters' questions. What did they say about empty vessels and noise? Talking of Coetzee, I once wrote ...
Man Booker 2016: Who will win the big prize for fiction?
The Sydney Morning Herald
One thing you can be sure of with the Man Booker Prize - there are always surprises.