The Booker Prize winner tells Chris Harvey about his upbringing in the midst of the Soweto Uprising, his writing process and why novels will endure.
The South African author has won the Booker Prize for his novel about a family in crisis, after his third shortlisting since 2003.
The Promise, winner of the Booker Prize 2021, is Damon Galgut’s powerful story of a family, a country, and the failed promises that destroy them both. Read the first chapter here.
The author of the 2021 Booker Prize-winning novel The Promise on how cinema, theatre, and language all coalesced in his novel’s account of a white South African family’s downfall.
DAMON GALGUT is the author of nine novels. He won the Booker Prize 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.
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