Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Greetings from Three Lives & Company,
hope you can join us next Monday, 29 September, at 7.00p, for a reading
by Damon Galgut from
new novel, Arctic Summer.
his fictional biography of the novelist E. M. Forster, Damon Galgut reveals the
renowned writer's creative
process and his struggles with his sexual desires. From India to Egypt to
the life of Forster and the relationships -- from the poet C.P. Cavafy to
an Egyptian tram conductor
-- that informed his life and work.
~ The concern is Forster's inner life, and Galgut inhabits him with such
completeness, and in prose of such modest excellence, that
starts to breathe on the page. ~ The Financial Times
~ A remarkable story beautifully told... Galgut's formidable talent as a
transforms the facts of Forster's life into art. ~ The Washington Post
~ The genius of this novel, which would well be one of the finest literary
published this year, lies in Galgut's exploration of the agony of
~ The Irish Times
~ The portrait is beautifully nuanced, a mixture of bold, colourful strokes
delicate little flicks of the brush. ~ The Sunday Times
Galgut is the author of the Commonwealth Writers Prize winning novel, The
Good Doctor, and
the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel, In a Strange Room.
He lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
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