Thursday June 19th, JM Coetzee
7.30pm, Lecture Theatre 1, UEA, Norwich. £5 (no
"It is in exploring weakness and defeat that Coetzee
captures the divine spark in man.” Swedish Academy
Writing Worlds is honoured to welcome the Nobel prize winner J.M.
Coetzee to Norwich to read from his work at the UEA.
One of the
world’s greatest living writers, J.M.
Coetzee is a South African novelist, essayist and translator
whose portrayal of South Africa is designed to raise questions not
only about his homeland, but of all of us: “He has an amazing
human passion that is very clear even when he's describing the
worst things people do to one another. He's asking what are the
conditions of our salvation and damnation." Jonathan Lear
includes Waiting For The Barbarians, Life & Times
of Michael K, Boyhood: Scenes From Provincial Life,
Youth, Disgrace, Elizabeth Costello and,
most recently, Slow Man and Diary of a Bad Year.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003 and is also
the only author to win the Booker Prize twice.
that you book tickets early for this event.
Information: Tickets available in advance from the Box Office,
sited in the Union House, UEA (10am-5pm week days in term time, 12
noon – 3pm vacations) or by telephone on 01603 508050 or by post
from Box Office, Union House, UEA, Norwich NR4 7TJ (cheques payable
to SUS (E.A.) Ltd. Please enclose a stamped addressed
Lecture Theatre 1 is accessible to wheelchair users. Please contact
NWP on 01603 877177 if you have access requirements you would like
to discuss further.