US: Ransom library acquires JM Coetzee archiveBBC.
Coetzee said it was "satisfying" that his papers would be housed at Texas, where he earned his doctorate in 1965. The South African won the Nobel prize for literature in 2003. He has published 13 books, including 1983's Life and Times of Michael K and Disgrace in 1999 - both of which won the Man Booker Prize.
The collection was purchased using private grants and university money. The institution said the collection was its most important literary acquisition and would give scholars an intimate view of how the author developed characters and storylines in his novels.
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