Professor John Maxwell Coetzee will receive the honorary doctorate degree at the University of Silesia in Katowice. The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 at 11.00 in Lecture Hall no. 8 at the Faculty of Law and Administration (11b Bankowa Street, Katowice, Poland).
The ceremony will be streamed online:
Prof. John Maxwell Coetzee is one of the greatest writers of our time, a laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature, winner of two Booker Prizes and many other prestigious literary awards, recipient of the highest honour in South Africa, the Order of Mapungubwe, Professor of Literature at the University of Adelaide, the patron of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, a distinguished scholar and translator of literature.
As a side-event of the ceremony of conferring the title, on 22nd October 2018, at 5 pm, the open meeting with the author will be held in the Council of the Faculty of Philology in Sosnowiec.