Damon Galgut, is the award-winning author of several novels, a collection of short stories and a number of plays. His novels, The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs, The Good Doctor and The Impostor have won the 1991 CNA award, the 2004 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Africa Region) and the 2008 University of Johannesburg Prize respectively. He has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, for The Good Doctor (2003) and more recently for In a Strange Room (2010). His work has ben translated into several languages. His most recent novel, Arctic Summer, was published in 2014.