J M Coetzee: He and His Man

In 2003, novelist JM Coetzee won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Rather than deliver the traditional lecture, Coetzee chose instead to read a story, which imagined the life of Robinson Crusoe after his return to Britain. The writer had previously tackled the subject of Crusoe in his novel, Foe. 

Watch the lecture, titled He and His Man, at nobelprize.org

 

You can read the full text of JM Coetzee's acceptance lecture here.

An analysis of the lecture by DJ Taylor is here