The Nobel Prize-winning author of such stunning (and controversial) novels as “Waiting for the Barbarians” and “Disgrace” offers up his 19th book, about a South African writer, like Coetzee himself, who now lives in Australia and tries to understand the role of a writer caught between hope and history.
Posted on Jan 17, 2008
Michael Gorra teaches English at Smith College. His books include ?The Bells in Their Silence: Travels Through Germany? and, as editor, ?The Portable Conrad.? He is a frequent contributor to the (London) Times Literary Supplement, among other publications.