Damon Galgut


Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Damon Galgut is a one of South Africa’s best-known novelists. A graduate of UCT’s Drama department, Galgult wrote his debut novel at the age of 17, and has since published another seven, as well as four plays. His novel, 'The Good Doctor' (2003), was shortlisted for the 2003 Booker Prize, and won the 2003 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa Region, Best Book). Galgut’s most recent novels include 'In a Strange Room' (2010)–also shortlisted for the Booker Prize–and 'Arctic Summer' (2014), a fictionalised account of EM Forster's relationships in wartime Alexandria and India.