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Damon Galgut

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Damon Galgut (Pretoria, 1963) is een Zuid-Afrikaans schrijver. Hij schreef zijn eerste boek A Sinless Season toen hij zeventien jaar oud was.
Zijn roman In a Strange Room (2010) stond op de shortlist van de Man Booker Prize. De roman The Quarry werd in 1998 verfilmd door Marion Hänsel.

Ook Galguts roman The Promise (2021) haalde de shortlist van de Man Booker Prize en won deze prijs later ook. Het boek verscheen in het Nederlands als De belofte.



  • A Sinless Season, 1982
  • Small Circle of Beings, 1988
  • The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs, 1991
  • The Quarry, 1995
  • The Good Doctor, 2003
  • The Impostor, 2008
  • In a Strange Room, 2010
  • Arctic Summer, 2014. Bekroond met de Barry Ronge Fiction Prize 2015
  • The Promise, 2021. Bekroond met de Booker Prize 2021


  • Echoes of Angers
  • Party for Mother
  • Alive and Kicking
  • The Green’s Keeper

Nederlandse vertalingen

  • Het welluidend gekrijs van varkens, Nijgh & Van Ditmar, 1993
  • Gewapende stilte, Nijgh & Van Ditmar, 1995
  • De goede arts, Querido, 2003
  • Het bedrog, Querido, 2008
  • De groeve, Querido, 2010
  • In een vreemde kamer, Querido, 2011
  • De belofte, Querido, 2021

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