South African author Damon Galgut wins Booker Prize. South African author and playwright Damon Galgut won the Booker Prize on Wednesday for his novel The Promise, about a white South African family’s failed commitment to give their Black maid her own home.
It was Galgut’s third nomination for the £50,000 (R1m) English language literary award prize.
“It’s changed my life and please know I am profoundly, humbly grateful for this,” he said in his acceptance speech.
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