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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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J. M. Coetzee: A Life in Writing is the first biography of Nobel prize-winning author J. M. Coetzee. A global publishing event of the rarest kind, the book has been written with the full co-operation of Coetzee, who granted the author interviews, and put him in touch with family, friends, and colleagues who could talk about events in Coetzee's life.

For the first time, Coetzee allowed complete access to his private papers and documents, including the manuscripts of his sixteen novels. J. C. Kannemeyer has also made a study of the enormous body of literature on Coetzee, and through archival research has unearthed further information not previously available.

The book deals in depth with Coetzee's origins, early years, and first writings; his British interlude from 1962-65; his time in America from 1965-71; his 30 years back in South Africa, when he achieved international recognition and won the Booker prize; and his Australian years since 2002, during which time he won the Nobel Prize.

J. M. Coetzee: A Life in Writing is a major work that corrects many of the misconceptions about Coetzee, and that illuminates the genesis and implications of his novels. This magisterial biography will be an indispensable source for everybody concerned with Coetzee's life and work. (From Scribe website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Santa

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English
    • Brunswick, Brunswick - Coburg area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2012 .
      Extent: 710, [24]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus. (some col.), ports., facsim.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: November 2012.
      • Includes bibliographical notes and index.
      • Dedication: For Santa
      ISBN: 9781922070081 (pbk.)
    • c
      South Africa,
      c
      Southern Africa, Africa,
      :
      Jonathan Ball , 2012 .
      Alternative title: JM Coetzee: 'n Geskryfde Lewe
      Extent: 750p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Written in Afrikaans.
      • First published in Afrikaans and English.
      ISBN: 9781868424962

Works about this Work

An Arched Brow Gillian Dooley , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 348 2013; (p. 19-20)

— Review of J. M. Coetzee : A Life in Writing J. C. Kannemeyer 2012 single work biography
I Refuse to Rock and Roll James Ley , 2013- single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , March 2013;

— Review of J. M. Coetzee : A Life in Writing J. C. Kannemeyer 2012 single work biography
Coetzee's Authorial Gold Unspun into Straw Geordie Williamson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 November 2012; (p. 20-21)

— Review of J. M. Coetzee : A Life in Writing J. C. Kannemeyer 2012 single work biography
Writer on Guard Peter F. Alexander , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 December 2012; (p. 34-35) The Saturday Age , 1 December 2012; (p. 26-27)

— Review of J. M. Coetzee : A Life in Writing J. C. Kannemeyer 2012 single work biography
Death in the Script Susan Johnson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 - 9 December 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of J. M. Coetzee : A Life in Writing J. C. Kannemeyer 2012 single work biography
A Careful Portrait of a True Artist Felicity Plunkett , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 December 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of J. M. Coetzee : A Life in Writing J. C. Kannemeyer 2012 single work biography
Fifty Shades of Great Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 3)
So many books, so little time - literary editor Susan Wyndham rounds up the years best.
On His Terms Alexandra Coghlan , 2012-2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , December-January no. 85 2012-2013; (p. 66-68)

— Review of J. M. Coetzee : A Life in Writing J. C. Kannemeyer 2012 single work biography
Coetzee's Authorial Gold Unspun into Straw Geordie Williamson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 November 2012; (p. 20-21)

— Review of J. M. Coetzee : A Life in Writing J. C. Kannemeyer 2012 single work biography
Writer on Guard Peter F. Alexander , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 December 2012; (p. 34-35) The Saturday Age , 1 December 2012; (p. 26-27)

— Review of J. M. Coetzee : A Life in Writing J. C. Kannemeyer 2012 single work biography
Death in the Script Susan Johnson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 - 9 December 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of J. M. Coetzee : A Life in Writing J. C. Kannemeyer 2012 single work biography
A Careful Portrait of a True Artist Felicity Plunkett , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 December 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of J. M. Coetzee : A Life in Writing J. C. Kannemeyer 2012 single work biography
On His Terms Alexandra Coghlan , 2012-2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , December-January no. 85 2012-2013; (p. 66-68)

— Review of J. M. Coetzee : A Life in Writing J. C. Kannemeyer 2012 single work biography
An Arched Brow Gillian Dooley , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 348 2013; (p. 19-20)

— Review of J. M. Coetzee : A Life in Writing J. C. Kannemeyer 2012 single work biography
I Refuse to Rock and Roll James Ley , 2013- single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , March 2013;

— Review of J. M. Coetzee : A Life in Writing J. C. Kannemeyer 2012 single work biography
Fifty Shades of Great Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 3)
So many books, so little time - literary editor Susan Wyndham rounds up the years best.
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