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Edinburgh International Book Festival
Tue 16 Aug 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Edinburgh International Book Festival 2022

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Damon Galgut: South Africa’s Broken Promise image

In 2021, nearly 40 years after his first novel was published, Damon Galgut won the Booker Prize for The Promise. With typical humility, Galgut said that while he’s grateful for the win, it ‘creates an artificial popularity that will take a while to fade’.
Today’s event is an opportunity to see that his popularity is entirely merited. He discusses his writing and the complexities of post-Apartheid South Africa.