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Prof. John Maxwell Coetzee

Prof. John Maxwell Coetzee

Award date: 23 October 2018

USil Senate resolution date: 26 June 2018, Resolution No. 259

Applying unit: Council of the Faculty of Philology


Prof. John Maxwell Coetzee is one of the most outstanding contemporary writers, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (2003), two-time winner of the Booker Prize (1983, 1999) and other prestigious literary awards, winner of the highest decoration in South Africa, professor of literature, the honorary member of the research centre named after him at the University of Adelaide, a respected literary scholar and translator.

Prof. John Maxwell Coetzee
Prof. John Maxwell Coetzee. Photo by Agnieszka Julia Szymala

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