J. M. Coetzee bibliography

J. M. Coetzee (born 9 February 1940) is a South African-born novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. He has also won the Booker Prize twice, the Jerusalem Prize, CNA Prize (thrice), the Prix Femina étranger, The Irish Times International Fiction Prize, as well as many other awards and honours, and he holds a number of honorary doctorates and is one of the most acclaimed and decorated authors in the English language.


  • Dusklands (1974) ISBN 0-14-024177-9
  • In the Heart of the Country (1977) ISBN 0-14-006228-9
  • Waiting for the Barbarians (1980) ISBN 0-14-006110-X
  • Life & Times of Michael K (1983) ISBN 0-14-007448-1
  • Foe (1986) ISBN 0-14-009623-X
  • Age of Iron (1990) ISBN 0-14-027565-7
  • The Master of Petersburg (1994) ISBN 0-14-023810-7
  • Disgrace (1999) ISBN 978-0-14-311528-1
  • Elizabeth Costello (2003) ISBN 0-670-03130-5
  • Slow Man (2005) ISBN 0-670-03459-2
  • Diary of a Bad Year (2007) ISBN 1-84655-120-X
  • The Childhood of Jesus (2013) ISBN 978-1-84655-726-2
  • The Schooldays of Jesus (2016) ISBN 978-1-91121-535-6
  • The Death of Jesus (2019) ISBN 978-1-92226-828-0

Autobiographical NovelsEdit

Short fictionEdit

  • The Lives of Animals (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999) ISBN 0-691-07089-X
  • Three Stories (Melbourne: Text Publishing, 2014) ISBN 9781922182562
  • Siete cuentos morales (Barcelona: El Hilo de Ariadna/Literatura Random House, 2018), translated into Spanish from the unpublished text "Moral Tales."[1]

Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
A house in Spain 2000 Coetzee, J. M. (2000). "A house in Spain". Architectural Digest. 57 (10): 68–76. Coetzee, J. M. (2014). Three stories. Melbourne: Text Publishing.
The African experience 2002 Coetzee, J. M. (2002). "The African experience". Preservation. 54 (2): 20–24. Coetzee, J. M. (2014). Three stories. Melbourne: Text Publishing. Later published as "Nietverloren".
He and his man 2003 Coetzee, J. M. (2006). Nobel lectures : from the literature laureates, 1986 to 2005. Melbourne: Melbourne University Publishing. pp. He and his man. Coetzee, J. M. (2014). Three stories. Melbourne: Text Publishing.
As a woman grows older 2004 Coetzee, J. M. (January 15, 2004). "As a woman grows older". The New York Review of Books.
The old woman and the cats Bruyckere, Berlinde de & J. M. Coetzee (2013). Cripplewood = Kreupelhout. Brussels: Mercatorfonds.
Nietverloren 2009 Ten Years of the Caine Prize for African Writing (Oxford: New Internationalist Publications, 2009). ISBN 9781906523244 Originally published as "The African experience" (2002).
The dog 2017 Coetzee, J. M. (December 4, 2017). "The dog". The New Yorker. 93 (39): 60–61.


Translations and introductionsEdit



  • Kannemeyer, J. C. (2012). J. M. Coetzee: A Life in Writing. Johannesburg and Cape Town: Jonathan Ball. ISBN 978-1-86842-495-5.
  • Attwell, David (2015). J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing: Face to Face with Time. New York, NY: Viking Books. ISBN 978-0-525-42961-6.

Film and television adaptationsEdit

  • Dust, dir. Marion Hänsel (1985): An adaptation of In the Heart of the Country.
  • The Lives of Animals, dir. Alex Harvey (2002).
  • De Muze/The Muse, dir. Ben van Lieshout (2007). An adaptation of Youth: Scenes from Provincial Life II.
  • Disgrace, dir. Steve Jacobs (2008).
  • While the above four adaptations were not written by him, Coetzee has penned screenplays for In the Heart of the Country and Waiting for the Barbarians. These have yet to be produced, but are published in J.M. Coetzee: Two Screenplays, ed. Hermann Wittenberg (Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press, 2014) ISBN 978-1-77582-080-2


Critical studies of Coetzee's workEdit

Collected essays
  • The Writings of J. M. Coetzee, ed. Michael Valdez Moses (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1994).
  • Critical perspectives on J. M. Coetzee, eds. Graham Huggan and Stephen Watson (New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1996).
  • Critical Essays on J. M. Coetzee, ed. Sue Kossew (New York, NY: G.K. Hall, 1998).
  • A Universe of (Hi)stories: Essays on J. M. Coetzee, ed. Liliana Sikorska (Frankfurt am Main; New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2006).
  • J. M. Coetzee and the Idea of the Public Intellectual, ed. Jane Poyner (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2006).
  • J. M. Coetzee: Critical Perspectives, ed. Kailash C. Baral (New Delhi: Pencraft, 2008).
  • J. M. Coetzee in Context and Theory, eds. Elleke Boehmer, Katy Iddiols, and Robert Eaglestone (London; New York, NY: Continuum, 2009).
  • J. M. Coetzee's Austerities, eds. Graham Bradshaw and Michael Neill (Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010).
  • J. M. Coetzee and Ethics: Philosophical Perspectives on Literature, eds. Anton Leist and Peter Singer (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2010).
  • A Companion to the Works of J. M. Coetzee, eds. Tim Mehigan (Rochester: Camden House, 2011).
  • Strong Opinions: J. M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary fiction, eds. Chris Danta, Sue Kossew, and Julian Murphet (New York, NY: Routledge, 2011).
  • Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's 'Disgrace' and Other Works, eds. Laura Wright, Jane Poyner, and Elleke Boehmer (The Modern Language Association of America, 2014).
  • J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus: The Ethics of Ideas and Things, eds. Anthony Uhlmann and Jennifer Rutherford (London: Bloomsbury, 2017).
  • Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literature, Philosophy, and J. M. Coetzee, eds. Patrick Hayes and Jan Wilm (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017).
  • The Intellectual Landscape in the Works of J. M. Coetzee, eds. Tim Mehigan and Christian Moser (Columbia, MD: Boydell & Brewer, 2018).
  • The Cambridge Companion to J.M. Coetzee, ed. Jarad Zimbler (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020).


  1. ^ Attridge, Derek (25 August 2019). "The South According to Coetzee". Public Books. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  2. ^ Short stories unless otherwise noted.
  3. ^ Roszak, Joanna (July 2012). "And We Break Down Ourselves" Bi-Weekly, Polish National Audiovisual Institute
  4. ^ Derkaczew, Joanna (11 July 2012). "'Slow Man' - Coetzee w operze. Jak gaśnie człowiek". Gazeta Wyborcza.
  5. ^ Books Live South Africa [1].
  6. ^ Willem De Vries, South Africa, Boekenbrug [2].
  7. ^ Uitgeverij Cossee [3].
  8. ^ JM Coetzee NL [4] Archived 2014-12-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Lepszy Poznan Publikacje [5].
  10. ^ The Ordinary Man, Dorota Semenowicz (Empik) [6].
  11. ^ Published in conjunction with the exhibition by Berlinde de Bruyckere titled Kreupelhout - Cripplewood, held at the Pavilion of Belgium, 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 1 June-24 November 2013.