Booker Prize|Life & Time of michael|Coatzee|
Booker Prizes, 1983 and 1999
He was the first writer to be awarded the Booker Prize twice: first for Life & Time of Michael K in 1983, and again for Disgrace in 1999.Two other authors have since managed this —–— Peter Caray (in 1988 and 2001) and Hilary Mantel (in 2009 and 2012).
Summertime, named on the 2009 longlist, was an early favourite to win an unprecedented third Booker Prize for Coetzee.It subsequently made the shortlist, but lost out to bookmakers’ favourite and eventual winner wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.Coetzee was also longlisted in 2003 for Elizabeth coastello and in 2005 for slow Man.
The Schooldays of Jesus, a follow up to his 2013 novel The childhood of jesus was longlisted for the 2016 Booker Prize.
Nobel Prize in Literature, 2003
On 2 October 2003,Horace Engdahl, head of the Swedish Academy, announced that Coetzee had been chosen as that year’s recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the fourth African writer to be so honoured and the second South African When awarding the prize, the Swedish Academy stated that Coetzee “in innumerable guises portrays the surprising involvement of the outsider” The press release for the award also cited his “well-crafted composition, pregnant dialogue and analytical brilliance,” while focusing on the moral nature of his work.The prize ceremony was held in Stockholm on 10 December 2003.