Age of Iron
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A 1990 book review of Age of Iron in The New York Times.
Eboni Farmer of The Root gives props to Age of Iron.
Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times takes a look back on Coetzee's works and the direction that they have taken over the years.
An article in The New York Times poses the question as to whether Coetzee left his homeland because the government denounced one of his novels as being racist.
Check out this text version of the lecture Coetzee delivered when he won the Nobel Prize in 2003.
Horace Engdahl announces that J.M. Coetzee is the 2003 Nobel Laureate in Literature. He announces it in like ten languages. Jeez. Also, check out how crazy the media gets about it with lights flashing everywhere!
Coetzee receives the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, looking quite dapper and refined, if we do say so ourselves.
Horace Engdahl, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, introduces J.M. Coetzee before he gives his Nobel lecture. Engdahl provides a few good tidbits about Coetzee's reputation and personality.
Coetzee gives a lecture to the audience after winning his Nobel Prize in 2003.
Check out where Age of Iron takes place – in the areas surrounding Cape Town in the western part of the country.
Coetzee speaks with poet Peter Sacks and reads selections of his work. (Recorded November 8, 2001.)
Our boy J.M. got to take home this absolutely gorgeous prize in 2003.
Here's an artsy photo of our author.
Resources on Apartheid
Short introduction to Apartheid from a Stanford University student.
A collection of resources from the BBC on racial segregation in South Africa.
Racial map of South Africa during Apartheid.