"A strong and memorable novel" Guardian "It strikes deep inside the heart...The story is clean, clear, straight, the work of a mature imagination at full power...here is a book that will be celebrated for a long time" Mail on Sunday "This is a trule astonishing novel... I finished Life & Times of Michael K in a state of elation, for all the misery and suffering it contains. I cannot recommend it highly enough" Evening Standard "Beautifully written in a strong, plain, unpretentious style...distinguished by grim humour and powerful understatement" Sunday Express "The quality of Coetzee's writing lies in his inner vision: dark, passionately compassionate, concerned with the nature of man" Financial Times
About the Author
J.M. Coetzee is a professor of general literature at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of seven novels, including The Master of Petersburg
, and of the memoir Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life
. His many awards include the Booker Prize in 1983 for The Life & Times of Michael K
, the Prix Femina and the Irish Times
International Fiction Prize. J.M. Coetzee is the first author ever to be awarded two Booker Prizes.