JM Coetzee

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Margaret Atwood and JM Coetzee demand release of jailed Iranian writers
A letter by PEN America, signed by dozens of high-profile writers and artistic figures, calls for Baktash Abtin, Keyvan Bajan, and Reza Khandan Mahabadi to be acquitted

Alison Flood

29, Sep, 2021 @4:17 PM

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Top 10 books about the aftermath of empire | Madeleine Bunting
From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to John le Carré, the novelist recommends reading about a vast, anguished legacy

Madeleine Bunting

14, Jul, 2021 @10:35 AM

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Writers, actors and directors call for end to homophobia in Poland in open letter
More than 70 signatories including Poland’s Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk, Margaret Atwood and Mike Leigh accuse Duda’s government of using LGBTQ+ people as ‘a scapegoat’

Sian Cain

18, Aug, 2020 @12:49 PM

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The Death of Jesus by JM Coetzee review – a boy who challenges the world
The final book of Coetzee’s Jesus trilogy is also its darkest, keeping the mystery at the books’ heart intact to the end

Steven Poole

04, Jan, 2020 @7:30 AM

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The Death of Jesus by JM Coetzee review – a barren end to a bizarre trilogy
This empty-hearted conclusion to Coetzee’s allegorical saga feels like an elaborate joke at the reader’s expense

Alex Preston

31, Dec, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Top 10 books about vegetarians
From Mary Shelley’s monster to HG Wells’s guileless future race, plant eaters have provided a rich diet for literature

Binnie Kirshenbaum

20, Nov, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Waiting for the Barbarians review – Johnny Depp turns up the heat in the desert
The arrival of merciless security officers shatters the peace in a remote colonial outpost in Ciro Guerra’s stately, horrific drama

Harry Windsor in Venice

06, Sep, 2019 @3:23 PM

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Rylance, Depp and Pattinson bring Coetzee to big screen
Waiting for the Barbarians, a complex story of immigration and integration, to premiere at Venice film festival

Dalya Alberge

10, Aug, 2019 @2:59 PM

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Top 10 books about the seasons
A writer who has swapped city life for sheep farming chooses reading attuned to the year’s cycles, from Rachel Cusk to Marcel Proust

Axel Lindén

05, Dec, 2018 @9:19 AM

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Liu Xia: Paul Auster and JM Coetzee lead renewed calls for Chinese poet's release
Liu, who has never been charged with a crime, has been under house arrest in China since her late husband Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel peace prize in 2010

Alison Flood

16, May, 2018 @1:09 PM

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Late Essays by JM Coetzee review – dos and don’ts of classic novel writing
Many ‘prestige’ introductions to great works of fiction are disappointing, but these pieces are different. The Nobel laureate is a wonderful critic

Lauren Elkin

12, Oct, 2017 @1:00 PM

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Australian writers urge yes vote in same-sex marriage survey
An open letter signed by more than 100 authors including JM Coetzee, David Malouf and Helen Garner encourages support for ‘equality and social reform’

Alison Flood

26, Sep, 2017 @10:07 AM

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