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Sydney Writers' Festival

Damon Galgut: The Promise

When

Friday 20 May from 6pm to 7pm

Cost

Adult: $50Concession: $45

Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize, Damon Galgut discusses his novel The Promise: a menacing and at times mordantly funny drama that charts the deep hurts and injustices of South Africa’s past and present.

It was hailed by Booker judges as “a spectacular demonstration of how the novel can make us see and think afresh”.

Damon sits down for an intimate and illuminating conversation with his longtime friend, Miles Franklin–winning author Michelle de Kretser, whose newest novel Scary Monsters tackles similarly big themes with an equally unsparing eye. Damon will be appearing live in person.

This event is Auslan interpreted.

Covid-safe information

The Sydney Writers’ Festival will be delivered under a COVID-19 Safety Plan and will follow guidelines set by the NSW Department of Health. All of our venues, including Carriageworks, are registered as COVID Safe.

All Festival venues are currently operating at 100% capacity in line with NSW Government health guidelines. Please be aware the current regulations allow patrons to be seated alongside each other.

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