Who is J. M. Coetzee?

John Maxwell Coetzee, born on 9 February 1940, is a South African–Australian novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Who is J. M. Coetzee
John Maxwell Coetzee, Venezia-Venice, Italy, February 2003. (Photo by Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images)

He is one of the most critically acclaimed and decorated authors in the English language.

He has won the Booker Prize (twice), the CNA Prize (thrice), the Jerusalem Prize, the Prix Femina étranger, and The Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and holds a number of other awards and honorary doctorates.

Coetzee moved to Australia in 2002 and became an Australian citizen in 2006.

He lives in Adelaide.

Coetzee was born in Cape Town, Cape Province, Union of South Africa, on 9 February 1940 to Afrikaner parents.

His father, Zacharias Coetzee (1912–1988), was an occasional attorney and government employee, and his mother, Vera Coetzee (née Wehmeyer; 1904–1986), a schoolteacher.

The family mainly spoke English at home, but John spoke Afrikaans with other relatives.

He is descended from 17th-century Dutch immigrants to South Africa on his father’s side, and from Dutch, German and Polish immigrants through his mother.

What is J. M. Coetzee’s net worth?

According to sources, J. M. Coetzee has an estimated net worth of  $233 Million USD.

Who was J. M. Coetzee’s wife?

Coetzee married Philippa Jubber in 1963 and they divorced in 1980.

They had a son, Nicolas (born 1966), and a daughter, Gisela (born 1968).

Nicolas died in 1989 at the age of 23 after accidentally falling from the balcony of his Johannesburg apartment.

South African writer and Nobel literature laureate J. M. Coetzee and wife Philippa Jubber arrive for the award-giving ceremony of the Estoril Film Festival in Estoril, outskirts of Lisbon, on November 21, 2008. AFP PHOTO/ JOAO CORTESAO (Photo credit should read JOAO CORTESAO/AFP via Getty Images)

J.M Coetzee is now married to Oliver Schreiner Scholar, Dr. Dorothy Driver.

Did J.M Coetzee had kids?

J.M. Coetzee and his wife, Philippa Judder had a son, Nicolas (born 1966), and a daughter, Gisela (born 1968).

Nicolas died in 1989 at the age of 23 after accidentally falling from the balcony of his Johannesburg apartment.

How old was J.M. Coetzee?

Born on February 9, 1940, in Cape Town, South Africa. J.M. Coetzee is 82 years old.

Who is J. M. Coetzee

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