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Damon Galgut’s “The Promise” Wins the 2021 Booker Prize

The Promise by Damon Galgut | Goodreads

The Booker Prize for 2021 has gone to South African playwright and novelist Damon Galgut for the Promise, a novel about his home country as it transitions out of apartheid. This year’s panel of judges agreed that Galgut’s novel is “a book that is a real master of form and pushes the form in new ways, that has an incredible originality and fluidity of voice, and a book that’s really dense with historical and metaphorical significance.” -Maya Jasanoff, chair of the Booker Prize 2021 judges. (Source)

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Booker Prize 2021 Shortlist

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