J.M. Coetzee is a South African novelist and Nobel Prize winner. He is perhaps best known for his books, Life & Times of Michael K and Disgrace. Both of them won the Booker Prize, making him the first author to be awarded the Booker Prize twice.

Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. He was the fourth African writer to be honored and the second South African to be honored after Nadine Gordimer. Coetzee was awarded the Order of Mapungubwe by the South African government for his “exceptional contribution in the field of literature and for putting South Africa on the world stage.” In addition to that, he holds numerous honorary doctorates and is considered one of the most celebrated authors of his time.

Publication Order of Jesus Trilogy Books

The Childhood of Jesus (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Schooldays of Jesus (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Death of Jesus (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Scenes from Provincial Life Books

Boyhood (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Youth (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summertime (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scenes from Provincial Life (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

In the Heart of the Country (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lives of Animals (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Life and Times of Michael K (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Foe (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Age Of Iron (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Master of Petersburg (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Disgrace (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elizabeth Costello (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slow Man (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diary of a Bad Year (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

White Writing (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doubling the Point (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Giving Offense (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stranger Shores (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nobel Lecture in Literature, 2003 (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inner Workings (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Here and Now (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Good Story (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Late Essays (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like J.M. Coetzee Books, You’ll Love…

Disgrace focuses on Professor David Lurie at the age of 52. He is divorced and looking for passion in his life. When he has an affair with a student he ends up jobless, shunned by his friends, and ridiculed by his ex-wife. He ends up heading off to his daughter Lucy’s place to visit. His visit becomes a stay as he tries to salvage this one relationship that he has left. Their strained relationship is put to the ultimate test when an incident of unimaginable terror and violence forces them to confront things about themselves and South Africa.

Another good book by Coetzee is The Childhood of Jesus. The book focuses on a young man named David who is separated from him mother on a boat bound for the new land. He’s adrift in the world, but a passenger named Simon vows to look after him. The two end up strangers in a strange land, not knowing the language or customs, on the search for Simon’s mother that he has no memory of.

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