Damon Galgut

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Best fiction of 2021
Dazzling debuts, a word-of-mouth hit, plus this year’s bestsellers from Sally Rooney, Jonathan Franzen, Kazuo Ishiguro and more

Justine Jordan

04, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘How do you give up privilege?’: Damon Galgut on his Booker-winning novel
In The Promise, Galgut chronicles the decline of post-apartheid South Africa through four funerals over 40 years

Lisa Allardice

05, Nov, 2021 @4:53 PM

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Damon Galgut’s layered feat of fiction is a clear Booker winner | Justine Jordan
The Promise, about a toxic family in a toxic society, feels like the book this author was born to write

Justine Jordan

03, Nov, 2021 @7:55 PM

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Damon Galgut wins Booker prize with ‘spectacular’ novel The Promise
The novelist takes the £50,000 prize with a ‘strong, unambiguous commentary on the history of South Africa and of humanity itself’

Alison Flood

03, Nov, 2021 @7:54 PM

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Analysis: the 2021 Booker shortlist tunes in to the worries of our age
Alex Clark weighs up the urgent concerns of the six novels in the running for Britain’s most prestigious fiction award

Alex Clark

14, Sep, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Damon Galgut: ‘The Booker pulls a nasty little trick on you’
The South African novelist on making a pilgrimage to Cormac McCarthy’s home, his youth in apartheid-era Pretoria and being shortlisted twice for the Booker prize

Hephzibah Anderson

04, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Rachel Cusk’s singular novel stands out on wide-ranging Booker longlist
Second Place is both timeless and up-to-the minute, with big names Richard Powers and Kazuo Ishiguro among strong international finalists

Justine Jordan

27, Jul, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Booker prize reveals globe-spanning longlist of ‘engrossing stories’
Kazuo Ishiguro makes cut alongside Rachel Cusk and Richard Powers, and novels from Sri Lanka and South Africa compete with choices from the US and UK

Alison Flood

26, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The Promise by Damon Galgut review – a curse down the decades
This bravura novel about the undoing of a bigoted South African family during apartheid deserves awards

Anthony Cummins

08, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Arctic Summer review – a skilful reimagining of EM Forster’s life
Damon Galgut reveals his affinity with loners in this compelling fictionalised biography of EM Forster, writes Justin Cartwright

Justin Cartwright

18, Jan, 2015 @12:30 PM

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Arctic Summer review – a bold exploration of EM Forster's inner life
Damon Galgut skilfully weaves A Passage To India into a compassionate fictionalised biography of its author, writes Lettie Ransley

Lettie Ransley

02, Apr, 2014 @11:05 PM

John Mullan's 10 of the best: long walks
From Basho's haiku to Galgut's Lesotho

John Mullan

04, May, 2012 @9:55 PM

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