J. M. Coetzee
Born: February 9, 1940
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Author, novelist, essayist, linguist, translator
Biography: John Maxwell J. M. Coetzee is a novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. Of South African origin, he is now an Australian citizen and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. Prior to receiving the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, Coetzee twice won the Booker Prize.