Wednesday 22 October, 20:30

J. M. Coetzee

Reading of Diary of a Bad Year

The Nobel Prize laureate J. M. Coetzee will read, exclusively for Kosmopolis, some fragments from his book Diary of a Bad Year. Coetzee begins by forcefully addressing the dilemmas that affect our individual and collective futures. "What is the duty we must confront? What is the task that we must carry out and that we owe to future generations?" For Coetzee, these questions that once sounded excessively abstract have now taken on real and specific meaning. The duty of writers and intellectuals is to convey this disquiet to society.

Screening of the reading exclusively recorded for Kosmopolis, from Adelaide.