Where is Damon Galgut from? Damon Galgut is a playwright and novelist living in Cape Town. He was born in Pretoria in 1963 and studied drama at the University of Cape Town, writing his first novel, A Sinless Season (1984), when he was seventeen.
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Who is the author of The Promise? The novelist, shortlisted for two of his previous books, received one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards for his cutting depiction of a white family in post-apartheid South Africa.
Where is the book The Promise set? Set during four funerals across four decades, Galgut’s panoramic study of one white South African family’s tribulations foregrounds the intimately personal in the epic narrative of a rapidly changing nation. The Promise charts the crash and burn of a white South African family, living on a farm outside Pretoria.