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A Literary Evening with J. M. Coetzee and Ceridwen Dovey

Date/Time: Friday, 23 August 2019, 5:10 pm to 6:40 pm

Location: Braggs Lecture Theatre

Cost: Free

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A reading by Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee from "The Glass Abattoir" and by acclaimed author Ceridwen Dovey from Only the Animals.

Presented by the Department of English & Creative Writing and the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide

Time: 5:10pm for 5:30-6:40pm
Venue: The Braggs Lecture Theatre, Braggs Building, North Terrace Campus, The University of Adelaide (accessible from Victoria Drive and North Terrace)

This event is free, but registration is essential via Eventbrite.

Ceridwen Dovey is the acclaimed author of the short story collection Only the Animals (winner of the inaugural Readings New Australian Writing Award) and the novels Blood Kin and In the Garden of the Fugitives. She regularly contributes essays to newyorker.com, WIRED and the Monthly. She wrote On J.M. Coetzee: Writers on Writers as part of Black Inc.'s Writers on Writers series. Born in South Africa, and raised between South Africa and Australia, she now lives in Sydney.

J. M. Coetzee is one of the most celebrated writers in the world today. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003 and was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice. 'The Glass Abattoir' is included in Siete Cuentos Morales (first published in Spanish translation by El Hilo de Ariadna, Buenos Aires, 2018). Born in South Africa, J.M. Coetzee now lives in Adelaide and is a Professorial Research Fellow of The University of Adelaide.

Contact: Associate Professor Meg Samuelson, Email: meg.samuelson@adelaide.edu.au