The Lives of Animals

Personal life

He married Philippa Jubber in 1963[50] and divorced in 1980.[8] He has a daughter, Gisela (born 1968) and a son, Nicolas (born 1966) from this marriage.[50] Nicolas died in 1989 at the age of 23 in an accident.[8][50][51][52][53]

On 6 March 2006, Coetzee became an Australian citizen,[16] and it has been argued that his "acquired 'Australianness' is deliberately adopted and stressed".[43]

Coetzee's younger brother, the journalist David Coetzee, died in 2010.[54]


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