198pp., paperback, London, 2015
An exchange, begun in 2008, between JM Coetzee and psychotherapist Arabella Kurtz, in which they consider psychotherapy and its wider social context.
J.M.Coetzee's work includes "Waiting for the Barbarians", "Life & Times of Michael K","Disgrace" and "Diary of a Bad Year." He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Arabella Kurtz is a consultant clinical psychologist and is completing psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at the Tavistock Clinic. She is currently Senior Clinical Tutor on the University of Leicester clinical psychology training course.