Damon Galgut is a South African born in Pretoria in 1963. He wrote his first novel A Sinless Season when he was seventeen. His other books include Small Circle of Beings and The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs. His novel The Quarry was made into a film, which he himself co-scripted and which was released theatrically in 1998. He is also the author of the plays Echoes of Anger, Party for Mother, Alive and Kicking and The Green’s Keeper.
Damon Galgut’s In a Strange Room (published in the U.K. by Atlantic Books) was longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction