- A] civilized discourse between two cultivated and sophisticated men. . . . It's a pleasure to be in their company.- --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post J.M. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late Essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018. After a meeting at an Australian literary festival brought them together in 2008, novelists Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee began exchanging letters on a regular basis with the hope they might -strike sparks off each other.- Here and Now is the result: a three-year epistolary dialogue that touches on nearly every subject, from sports to fatherhood, literature to film, philosophy to politics, from the financial crisis to art, death, eroticism, marriage, friendship, and love. Their high-spirited and luminous correspondence offers an intimate and often amusing portrait of these two men as they explore the complexities of the here and now and reveal their pleasure in each other's friendship on every page.
About the Author
Paul Auster is the New York Times bestselling author of The New York Trilogy, The Brooklyn Follies, Sunset Park, Winter Journal, and many other critically acclaimed books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. J. M. Coetzee is the first author to be awarded the Booker Prize twice. The author of Disgrace and Life & Times of Michael K, among many other works, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. He lives in Adelaide, Australia.