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J.M. Coetzee at Tokyo International Literary Festival 2013

1 March 2013 - 3 March 2013

Australian Nobel laureate author J.M. Coetzee will be in Japan for the Tokyo International Literary Festival.

J.M. Coetzee was born in South Africa in 1940 and educated in South Africa and the United States. Among his academic appointments have been professorships at the University of Cape Town and the University of Chicago. He is the author of thirteen works of fiction, as well as of memoirs, criticism, and translations. He has twice won the Booker Prize and, in 2003, the Nobel Prize for Literature. Since 2002 he has lived in Australia, where he is Professor of Literature at the University of Adelaide.

J.M. Coetzee will be reading at two sessions of the Tokyo International Literary Festival:


TOKYOLITFEST x Roppongi Art College

19:00 – 19:55 on Friday 1 March (Doors open at 18:30)

「Keynote Readings」

Introduction: Natsuki Ikezawa

Keynote Readings: J.M. Coetzee and Shuntaro Tanikawa

(Simultaneous interpretation provided)


TOKYOLITFEST x Waseda University Part 2

17:50 – 18:30 on Sunday 3 March (Doors open at 17:20)

「Closing Reading」

Introduction: Yukiko Konosu

Reading: J.M. Coetzee, Japanese Reading: Shosuke Tanikawa

(Simultaneous interpretation provided)

Other Information

Tokyo International Literary Festival

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