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DATE CHANGE: 2021 Booker Prize Winner Damon Galgut in Bath

Monday 30th May

  • Venue The Bookshop, Friends Meeting House, York Street, Bath, BA1 1NG
  • Doors open 7pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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Damon Galgut joins us to discuss his latest novel The Promise, a powerful story of a family in crisis and the book that won him the 2021 Booker Prize.

Galgut has been shortlisted for the prize twice before, for The Good Doctor and In A Strange Room. 

The Promise centres on a farm outside Pretoria, where the Swart family are gathering for Ma’s funeral. The younger generation, Anton and Amor, detest everything the family stand for – not least their treatment of the Black woman who has worked for them her whole life. Salome was to be given her own house, her own land…yet somehow, that vow is carefully ignored.

As each decade passes, and the family assemble again, one question hovers over them. Can you ever escape the repercussions of a broken promise?

Join us for a brilliant literary evening to celebrate the book that last year’s Booker Judges called “a tour de force… A spectacular demonstration of how the novel can make us see and think afresh.”