Between the Bindings: ‘The Promise’ by Damon Galgut

by Jim McKeown

The 2021 Booker Prize was awarded to Damon Galgut for his stunning novel, The Promise. This was his third trip to the shortlist, and his novels have been nominated for both the Walter Scott and Folio Prizes and translated into sixteen languages (so far). A film adaptation of his 2004 novel The Quarry was released in 2020. Galgut lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

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