#49 J. M. Coetzee / Brian Bennett – 9 February 1940

J. M. Coetzee

Photo by Mariusz Kubik

John Maxwell Coetzee (born 9 February 1940) is an author and academic from South Africa. He is now an Australian citizen and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. A novelist and literary critic as well as a translator, Coetzee has won the Booker Prize twice (for Life and Times of Michael K and Disgrace) and was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Brian Bennett

Brian Laurence Bennett OBE, (born 9 February 1940, Palmers Green, North London, England) is an English drummer, pianist, composer, arranger and record producer of popular music. He is best known as the drummer of the UK rock and roll group, The Shadows.


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