Damon Galgut (1555 words)

Karen Ferreira-Meyers (University of Eswatini)
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Born in Pretoria in 1963, South African author Damon Galgut currently lives in Cape Town and writes theatre plays, short stories, novels and, thus far, a single film script. After his studies in Drama at the University of Cape Town, he wrote his first novel, A Sinless Season, published in 1982, when he was only 19 years old. Immediately, this work was compared to Golding’s Lord of the Flies as it tells the story of three juvenile delinquents sent to a reformatory school in remote part of the South African coast and includes the death of one of the boys in suspicious circumstances. The novel was hailed as being of exception sensitivity (von Hirschberg) and sharp intelligence (Ronge), and critics anticipated the …

Citation: Ferreira-Meyers, Karen. "Damon Galgut". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 August 2019 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13340, accessed 29 October 2020.]

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