: Galgut (D.)

R 300.00
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375pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2014) 2018


Winner of the 2018 Barry Ronge Fiction Prize.

A reimagining of novelist E.M. Forster's life and times.

"The author has managed to craft a version of E.M. Forster that penetrates his inner life better than any conventional biography ever has." The Economist

“Galgut inhabits [Forster] with such sympathetic completeness, and in prose of such modest excellence that he starts to breathe on the page.” Financial Times

"Galgut is extremely good on Forster's anxieties, his loneliness, his unworldliness, and his 'crumpled, second-hand appearance, which made him seem like a tradesman of some kind.' The portrait is beautifully nuanced, a mixture of bold, colorful strokes and delicate little flicks of the brush." The Sunday Times

Damon Galgut is the author of The Good Doctor, (winner of the 2003 Commonwealth Prize Africa Region; shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize), In a Strange Room (shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize), and The Promise (shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize). In 2013, Galgut was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Cape Town.