With Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee became the first author to win the Booker twice. Find out more about the 1999 novel that has taken on a new relevancy in the #MeToo era.
J. M. Coetzee was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a multi-award-winning author, and was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.
His works of fiction include Dusklands; Waiting for the Barbarians, which won South Africa’s highest literary honour, the Central News Agency Literary Award; and Life & Times of Michael K., for which Coetzee was awarded his first Booker Prize in 1983. He has also published a memoir, Boyhood: Scenes from a Provincial Life, and several essay collections. In 1999, he again won the Booker Prize for Disgrace.
The ultimate prize to win in the English speaking world— J.M. Coetzee, winning for the second time in 1999