Damian Barr’s Literary Salon

Hosted ByDamian Barr

Damian Barr's Literary Salon tempts the world's best writers to read exclusively from their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Star guests include: Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Yaa Gyasi, Mary Beard, Diana Athill and Louis de Bernières - all in front of a live audience at leading glamorous locations world-wide. Our London home is the Savoy. Suave Salonnière Damian Barr is your host.

Produced by Megan Bay Dorman and Russell Finch.

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Eliza Clark reads from ‘Boy Parts’

We love a debut author and emerging Northern literary talent Eliza Clark is no exception.

In Boy Parts we meet Irina who obsessively takes explicit photographs of the average-looking men she persuades to model for her, scouted from the streets of Newcastle. Placed on sabbatical from her dead-end bar job, she’s offered an exhibition at a fashionable London gallery, promising to revive her career in the art world and offering an escape from her rut of drugs, alcohol and extreme cinema. The news triggers a self-destructive tailspin, centred around Irina’s relationship with her obsessive best friend, and a shy young man from her local supermarket who’s attracted her attention…

Sexy, subversive, sweary, the Guardian aptly says it “will make most readers howl with laughter and/or shut their eyes in horror.” You can read a brilliant interview with Eliza here.

Boy Parts is published by Influx Press and available now. Signed copies are available at most Waterstones stores and select indies throughout the UK and you can also buy copies directly from the publisher.

“Explores the darkest corners of artistic practice, sexuality and violence with bold wit and fearlessness. A dazzling, horrifying debut.” The Irish Times

Podcast produced and edited by Megan Bay Dorman

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