Booker Prize Won By Damon Galgut
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♦ He is honored with the award for “The Promise,” his third shortlisted novel about a family in his nation from the end of apartheid to the election of Jacob Zuma.
♦ The book spans several decades and depicts the family’s gradual disintegration as the country transitions to democracy.
♦ Mr. Galgut won his third medal as a finalist for a novel that the judges described as a “tour de force.”
♦ He had previously been nominated for “The Good Doctor” in 2003 and “In a Strange Room” in 2010, but both times he was unsuccessful.