Damon Galgut

Damon Galgut


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in Pretoria, South Africa
January 01, 1963

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Damon Galgut was born in Pretoria in 1963. He wrote his first novel, A Sinless Season, when he was seventeen. His other books include Small Circle of Beings, The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs, The Quarry, The Good Doctor and The Impostor. The Good Doctor was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Dublin/IMPAC Award. The Imposter was also shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. He lives in Cape Town.

Average rating: 3.59 · 6,822 ratings · 904 reviews · 16 distinct worksSimilar authors
In a Strange Room

3.55 avg rating — 2,876 ratings — published 2010 — 35 editions
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The Good Doctor

3.60 avg rating — 2,095 ratings — published 2003 — 31 editions
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Arctic Summer

3.71 avg rating — 792 ratings — published 2014 — 25 editions
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The Impostor

3.60 avg rating — 516 ratings — published 2007 — 30 editions
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The Quarry

3.31 avg rating — 277 ratings — published 1995 — 19 editions
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The Beautiful Screaming Of ...

3.74 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1988 — 9 editions
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Small Circle Of Beings

3.75 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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A Sinless Season

3.58 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1982 — 3 editions
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Strategy and siege

2.67 avg rating — 3 ratings
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Echoes Of Anger ; And, No. ...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1983
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“If I had done this, if I had said that, in the end you are always more tormented by what you didn't do than what you did, actions already performed can always be rationalized in time, the neglected deed might have changed the world.”
Damon Galgut, In a Strange Room

“A journey is a gesture inscribed in space, it vanishes even as it's made. You go from one place to another place, and on to somewhere else again, and already behind you there is no trace that you were ever there.”
Damon Galgut, In a Strange Room

“In his clearest moments he thinks he has lost the ability to love, people or places or things, most of all the person and place and thing that he is. Without love nothing has value, nothing can be made to matter very much.”
Damon Galgut, In a Strange Room
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