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Written by Andrew O'Hehir
Read a brief bio of the author on the Nobel Foundation's website. (Coetzee won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.)
Daphne Merkin reviews Disgrace for The New Yorker, November 15, 1999. (Note: you can only get the first page of the review without a subscription, but it's still pretty informative.)
The Guardian names Disgrace as the best British, Irish, or Commonwealth novel to be written between 1980 and 2005 (October 8, 2006).
Movie & TV Productions
This adaptation stars John Malkovich as David and Jessica Haines as Lucy.
An article on the film adaptation in the Sydney Morning Herald, August 16, 2008.
In his blog for the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert names Disgrace as one of the best films of 2009.
David Denby reviews the film adaptation of Disgrace for The New Yorker, September 21, 2009.
J.M. Coetzee gives a lecture upon receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. He uses the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe as a guiding metaphor for his lecture. You might be interested to know that he rewrote Robinson Crusoe from the perspective of a woman in his 1986 novel, Foe.
Preview the 2008 film adaptation of Disgrace.
Resources on Apartheid
Short introduction to Apartheid from Stanford University.
A collection of resources from the BBC on racial segregation in South Africa.
A racial map of South Africa during Apartheid.