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10 October 2022
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
All ages welcome
£12 / £10 concessions
Manchester Literature Festival
Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize, Damon Galgut joins us to discuss his masterpiece ‘The Promise’, a gripping, beautifully written family saga based around a farm in South Africa. Through the members of the Swart family, Damon explores personal and political change as the family splinters and apartheid ends, questioning whether reparations for Black South Africans can ever be sufficient.
‘The Promise’ was a Book of the Year in The Guardian, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and the New Statesman. Author of nine novels and four plays, Damon was previously twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize with ‘The Good Doctor’ and ‘In a Strange Room’. Hosted by broadcaster and Observer critic Alex Clark and presented in partnership with the Centre for New Writing and Creative Manchester.
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