S African Damon Galgut wins Booker Prize for 'The Promise'
November 4, 2021
LONDON (AP) — South African writer Damon Galgut won the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction on Wednesday with "The Promise," a novel about one white family's reckoning with South Africa's racist history.
Galgut had been British bookmakers' runaway favorite to win the 50,000-pound ($69,000) prize with his story of a troubled Afrikaner family and its broken promise to a Black employee — a tale that reflects bigger themes in South Africa's transition from apartheid.
Galgut took the prize on his third time as a finalist, for a book the judges called a "tour de force." He was previously sho...