Known as 'The Grand Dame of Dish,' Liz Smith was a syndicated American gossip columnist who's career spanned over three decades. She worked for publications such as 'The Daily News,' 'Newsday,' 'The New York Post' and 'Cosmopolitan.'
The author of such novels as Disgrace and The Childhood of Jesus, J.M. Coetzee has explored the conflicts and experiences of apartheid South Africa in his work. In 2003, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.