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J. M. Coetzee

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John Maxwell Coetzee OMG (born 9 February 1940) is a South African and Australian novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is one of the most critically acclaimed and decorated authors in the English language. He has won the Booker Prize (twice), the CNA Prize (thrice), the Jerusalem Prize, the Prix Femina étranger, and The Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and holds a number of other awards and honorary doctorates.Coetzee moved to Australia in 2002 and became an Australian citizen in 2006. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. M. Coetzee has received more than 1,676,767 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia. J. M. Coetzee is the 308th most popular writer (down from 307th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular South African Writer.

J. M. Coetzee is most famous for his novel Disgrace, which was the 1999 winner of the Booker Prize.

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Among writers, J. M. Coetzee ranks 308 out of 5,755Before him are Alberto Moravia, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Italo Calvino, Marguerite de Navarre, Roger Martin du Gard, and Lorenzo Valla. After him are Paul Heyse, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Prosper Mérimée, Mario Puzo, Raymond Chandler, and Paul Celan.

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Among people born in 1940, J. M. Coetzee ranks 19Before him are Burhanuddin Rabbani, Frank Zappa, Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, Qaboos bin Said al Said, and Joachim Gauck. After him are Wangari Maathai, Martin Sheen, Julie Christie, Gao Xingjian, Pina Bausch, and Zodiac Killer.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, J. M. Coetzee ranks 6 out of 374Before him are Nelson Mandela (1918), J. R. R. Tolkien (1892), Elon Musk (1971), Sarah Baartman (1788), and Desmond Tutu (1931). After him are Shaka (1787), Christiaan Barnard (1922), F. W. de Klerk (1936), Nadine Gordimer (1923), Miriam Makeba (1932), and Charlize Theron (1975).

Among WRITERS In South Africa

Among writers born in South Africa, J. M. Coetzee ranks 2Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien (1892). After him are Nadine Gordimer (1923), Peter Abrahams (1919), André Brink (1935), Breyten Breytenbach (1939), Laurence Oliphant (1829), Ronald Harwood (1934), Laurens van der Post (1906), Deon Meyer (1958), Alan Paton (1903), and Ingrid Jonker (1933).