J M Coetzee
J.M. Coetzee was born in South Africa in 1940 and educated in South Africa and the United States. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as of memoirs, essays in criticism, and translations. Among awards he has won are the Booker Prize (twice) and, in 2003, the Nobel Prize for Literature. He lives in Australia, where he is Professor of Literature at the University of Adelaide.
He attended the Palestine Festival of Literature in 2016 and spoke at the closing night in Ramallah.