Part of the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival 2008.
South African Damon Galgut garnered international attention
when his novel, The Good Doctor, was shortlisted for the Man
Booker Prize and the Dublin IMPAC Award. The Good Doctor,
part parable and part thriller, dissected the ideals of post-apartheid
South Africa and exposed a world of corruption behind the talk of
new beginnings. In his new novel, The Imposter, Galgut has again
turned his keen eye on the realities of life in South Africa today,
its contradictions and its beauty. He tells the tale of one man’s
struggle to regain his moral centre amid the disorientating and
often tragic effects of massive social and political change. Don’t
miss this opportunity to spend an evening with an author poised
to become one of South Africa’s great literary voices.