Damon Galgut won the Booker Prize in 2021 for The Promise, having been shortlisted for the prize twice before (The Good Doctor and In A Strange Room). He lives and works in Cape Town.

Damon was interviewed by Joanne Fedler.

‘Brutal emotional truths hit home in Damon Galgut’s deft, powerful story of a diminished family and a troubled land.’ Booker Prize Committee

‘Galgut is a major figure in world literature and a vital, nuanced chronicler of the deep hurts of South Africa, past and present.’ The Guardian



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