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27 March 2017 00:47 (South Africa)

Damon Galgut shortlisted for Man Booker Prize

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

South African author Damon Galgut has made the shortlist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for his novel In a Strange Room. Galgut was previously nominated for the award in 2003 for The Good Doctor, but lost out to DBC Pierre, who won for Vernon God Little. The other contenders for this year's prize are Peter Carey, Emma Donoghue, Howard Jacobson, Andrea Levy, and Tom McCarthy. The winner will be announced on 12 October. Read more: Man Booker Prize website

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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