Meet the Writers

Monocle Reads: 2021 Booker winner Damon Galgut

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4 November 2021

16 minutes

Georgina Godwin speaks to the winner of the 2021 Booker prize, Damon Galgut. Having published his first novel at the age of 17 and having been shortlisted for the coveted prize twice before, Galgut’s time finally came in 2021. ‘The Promise’ is an ambitious novel, spanning four decades of South Africa’s history, told through a family saga. In the words of the Booker judges, it poses the knotty question, “Does true justice exist in this world?”

4 November 2021

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