University of Texas Ransom Center acquires Nobel-winning author J.M. Coetzee’s archive

The Washington Post, October 9, 2011

The professional archive of Nobel Prize-winning writer J.M. Coetzee will be housed at the University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center humanities library, providing a rare glimpse into the man considered a master storyteller of the South African experience and public injustice.

The Ransom Center’s $1.5 million acquisition of the Coetzee collection was scheduled to be formally announced Monday. The collection purchased using private grants and university money includes 155 boxes of manuscripts, notebooks, essays, speeches and letters to his publishers dating back to 1956.

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