J. M. Coetzee

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J. M. Coetzee
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J. M. Coetzee in Warsaw (2006)
BornJohn Maxwell Coetzee
(1940-02-09) 9 Februar 1940 (age 79)
Cape Town, Sooth Africae
ThriftNovelist, essayist, leeterary critic, linguist, translator
LeidInglis, Afrikaans, Dutch
NaitionalitySooth African
Australie (syne 2006)
Alma materVarsity o Texas at Austin, Varsity o Cape Toun
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John Maxwell "J. M." Coetzee (/kʊtˈs/ kuut-SEE;[1] Afrikaans: [kutˈseə]; born 9 Februar 1940) is a Sooth African novelist, essayist, linguist, translator an recipient o the 2003 Nobel Prize in Leeteratur.

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  1. Sangster, Catherine (1 October 2009). "How to Say: JM Coetzee and other Booker authors". BBC News. Retrieved 26 November 2012.: "The first syllable is pronounced kuut (uu as in book); debate rages about the pronunciation of the "ee" at the end. Many South Africans, whether Afrikaans speakers or not, pronounce this as a diphthong EE-uh, as in the word "idea". Indeed, kuut-SEE-uh was the Unit's original recommendation in the early 1980s, based on the advice of the South African Broadcasting Corporation and his London publisher, Secker and Warburg. However, that vowel can also be pronounced as a monophthong (kuut-SEE), especially by those from the south of the country, and this is the pronunciation that the author uses and prefers the BBC to use too."