A portrait of Damon Galgut (Photo: Pascale Neuschäfer)

Below is a story about Damon Galgult having won the Booker Prize.

We are proud to be able to say that he won the English Olympiad in his Std 9 year on 1980. Our national chairperson, Malcolm Venter, vividly remembers calling the quietly-spoken young man in his Pretoria Boys’ High uniform to receive his prize.

Who knows, maybe SACEE helped launch him into his literary career!

SA’s Damon Galgut wins prestigious Booker Prize for his novel The Promise