Damon Galgut

Damon is an award-winning novelist, short story writer and playwright. His novels include: A Sinless Season, Small Circle of Beings, The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs, The Quarry, The Good Doctor (short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize and the 2004 Commonwealth Writer’s prize – winner Africa Region), The Imposter (winner of the 2008 University of Johannesburg English Literary Award, short-listed for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, M-Net literary award and Sunday Times Fiction Prize (South Africa), In A Strange Room (short-listed for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, the 2011 Ondaatje Prize and the 2011 M-Net Literary Award), Arctic Summer (winner of the Tate Literature Live Award for Book of the Year 2014, short-listed for the Walter Scott Historical Fiction Prize 2015 and the Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, long-listed for the 2015 Folio Prize).

Damon is an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.