Damon Galgut is a novelist whose work has been published in twenty languages. His most recent novel, The Promise, won the Booker Prize (2021). He has also previously been shortlisted for the Booker Prize twice, and is a past winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the Africa region. His novel Arctic Summer was awarded the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, and two films were made of his book The Quarry. He lives and works in Cape Town.