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Director's Lecture

J. M. Coetzee, “Growing up with The Children’s Encyclopedia”


Event Summary

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J. M. Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. His novels include Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K., Age of Iron, The Master of Petersburg, Boyhood, Disgrace, Youth, Summertime, and The Childhood of Jesus. He is also the author of many works of literary criticism. Coetzee served as a faculty member of the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought from 1998 to 2003 and currently lives in Australia.

Related Media

J. M. Coetzee’s author page at Penguin Random House

“J. M. Coetzee on Growing Up, Reading, and the Importance of Doubt” (Chicago Maroon, October 15, 2018)

“Nobel-winning Author J. M. Coetzee to Give Talk at UChicago” (UChicago News, October 5, 2018)

J. M. Coetzee’s 2003 Nobel Lecture