Coetzee wins Nobel Prize.
Coetzee, who now lives in Australia, is known for shunning publicity. The only author to have won the Booker Prize on two occasions (on neither time accepting the prize in person) he has made no announcement on whether he intends to travel to Sweden for the Nobel awards ceremony.
There have been only three previous Nobel winners from Africa since 1980 - Nigeria's Wole Soyinka, Egypt's Naguib Mahfouz, and Nadine Gordimer, also from South Africa.
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|Title Annotation:||Book; J.M. Coetzee|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2003|
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