... a portrait of an academic and writer, an Australian citizen of some note.
Adam Chang's portrait of John Coeztee is selected as the peoples favourite from this year's Archibald Prize entries at the Art Gallery of News South Wales, Sydney.
An intriging man ...
Coetzee is a man of almost monkish self-discipline and dedication. He does not drink, smoke or eat meat. He cycles vast distances to keep fit and spends at least an hour at his writing-desk each morning, seven days a week. A colleague who has worked with him for more than a decade claims to have seen him laugh just once. An acquaintance has attended several dinner parties where Coetzee has uttered not a single word.