David Attwell (University of York) has written several books about and with J.M. Coetzee. J.M. Coetzee: South Africa and the Politics of Writing (1993) and Doubling the Point (1992). He has spend five weeks researching the 155 boxes of literary archive that is currently available at the Harry Ransom Centre at the University of Texas in Austin, USA. J.M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing is the first book to feature detailed information from the various stages of J.M. Coetzee’s manuscripts. This will be published by Viking Penguin in the US, Oxford University Press in the UK, Text Publishing in Australia and Jacana Media in South Africa.