J. M. Coetzee

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John Maxwell Coetzee (born 9 February 1940) is a South African–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 1,440,805 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). J. M. Coetzee is the 307th most popular writer (down from 296th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from South Africa 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 307 out of 5,794Before him are Alberto Moravia, Gerhart Hauptmann, Carl Spitteler, Appian, Luís de Camões, and Italo Calvino. After him are Romain Gary, Alfonso X of Castile, Nâzım Hikmet, Ezra Pound, Christopher Marlowe, and Elena Ferrante.

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Among people born in 1940, J. M. Coetzee ranks 21Before him are Saparmurat Niyazov, Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Wangari Maathai, Pina Bausch, Gao Xingjian, and Michel Temer. After him are Brian De Palma, Joachim Gauck, Martin Sheen, John Hurt, Zodiac Killer, and Patrick Stewart.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, J. M. Coetzee ranks 3 out of 312Before him are Nelson Mandela (1918) and J. R. R. Tolkien (1892). After him are Sarah Baartman (1788), Shaka (1787), Nadine Gordimer (1923), Behati Prinsloo (1988), Elon Musk (1971), F. W. de Klerk (1936), Christiaan Barnard (1922), Desmond Tutu (1931), and Miriam Makeba (1932).

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), André Brink (1935), Peter Abrahams (1919), Elsa Joubert (1922), Ronald Harwood (1934), Laurens van der Post (1906), Breyten Breytenbach (1939), Alan Paton (1903), Ingrid Jonker (1933), and Deon Meyer (1958).