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A Book of Friends

A Book of Friends: In Honour of J. M. Coetzee on his 80th Birthday

Dorothy Driver

A Book of Friends is a collection of essays, stories, poems and artworks compiled in honour of J. M. Coetzee on his eightieth birthday. It includes contributions from some of Coetzee’s friends and contemporaries, and is edited by Dorothy Driver, his partner over the past four decades.

Stretching from the Americas to South Africa to Australia, A Book of Friends pays homage to friendship, literature and the work of one of the most extraordinary writers of our time.


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About the Author

J. M. Coetzee was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. His work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life and Times of Michael K, The Master of Petersburg, Disgrace and Diary of a Bad Year.

Dorothy Driver taught for many years at the University of Cape Town, where she is now...

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10 February 2020
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Praise for Dorothy Driver
andA Book of Friends

‘Coetzee is the most radical shapeshifter alive.’

‘Freed from literary convention, Mr Coetzee writes not to provide answers, but to ask great questions.’

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  • A Book of Friends
    ISBN: 9781925923452
    7 February 2020
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