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: Heidi James reads from ‘The Sound Mirror’

“Tamara is going to kill her mother, but she isn’t the villain…”

The Sound Mirror spans three familial generations from British Occupied India to Southern England following the joys and heartaches of Tamara, Claire and Ada. But how do their lives intersect? Through intimately rendered characters, Heidi James has crafted a haunting and moving examination of class, war, violence, family and shame from the rich details of ordinary lives. And we’re so delighted to have an exclusive reading from Heidi on the podcast, just for you!

The Sound Mirror is published by Bluemoose, an independent press who have devoted the whole of 2020 to publishing books by women novelists. Check out their website for other wonderful books being published this year. https://bluemoosebooks.com/

The Sound Mirror was named a ‘Book to Watch Out For in 2020’ by The Irish Times and is available now in all good bookshops.

Podcast produced and edited by Megan Bay Dorman.

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