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Damon Galgut

About 
Damon Galgut’s latest novel, The Promise,  was awarded the prestigious Booker Prize for 2021. Two other novels of Galgut, The Good Doctor,  and In a Strange Room,  have also previously been shortlisted for this prize. Hailed in the press as one of the world’s finest writers, Galgut published his first novel at seventeen and since then his work has been translated into sixteen languages. Two films were made of his book The Quarry.  Locally, his previous novel, Arctic Summer,  was awarded the Sunday Times  Fiction Prize. Galgut is also a past winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the Africa region. He lives and works in Cape Town.

Titles by this author

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE...
There is nothing unusual or remarkable about the Swart family, oh no, they resemble the...
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and shortlisted for the Man Booker, The...
He came out of the grass at the side of the road and stood there without moving. His...
I was back in a white hospital bed, with a doctor sitting beside me. ‘Try to...
It’s a wild land, this. At the edges of the tamed space a dense wall of jungle...
Lust in close confines, under a hot, empty sky, breeding dreams of murder: he sensed the...
Lust in close confines, under a hot, empty sky, breeding dreams of murder: he sensed the...
Lust in close confines, under a hot, empty sky, breeding dreams of murder: he sensed the...

When Adam moves into the abandoned house on the dusty edge of town, he is hoping to recover from...