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Video: Damon Galgut Discusses the “Spartan Narrative” of In a Strange Room

Damon Galgut

In a Strange RoomTo usher in the new edition of Damon Galgut’s In a Strange Room, we bring you a video in which Galgut discusses his “spartan narrative” and casual approach to punctuation. Galgut, who was shortlisted for last year’s Man Booker Prize, says he would have preferred to write the novel entirely void of punctuation, but feared it would “put readers off”.

Galgut also discusses the relationships in the novel, which he says are characterised by power, love and guardianship.

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