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: SJ Watson reads from ‘Final Cut’

An exclusive treat for our Salonistas: get ready for a sneak peek of SJ Watson’s phenomenal new thriller, Final Cut!

SJ continues to push the boundaries of the psychological thriller genre he’s celebrated for reinvigorating with his first novel, international bestseller (and film) Before I Go To Sleep.

In this new book we meet award-winning documentarian Alex, who’s looking for a location to base her next film she receives an anonymous postcard urging her to choose Blackwood Bay. It isn’t long before she discovers the village is home to a string of disappearances and the apparent suicide of a young girl. Compelled to learn more, she travels to the village to find more than she bargained for. What secrets lie in the murky waters of Blackwood Bay, and what darkness will Alex find when her probing questions disturb the seemingly placid surface of village life?  

Final Cut is published by Doubleday and available on 6th August 2020 (UK) in all good bookshops.

SJ Watson is also our Salon Live Online guest on 7th August! Click the Eventbrite link below for tickets to join him and Damian Barr for a thrilling conversation online:  


Podcast produced and edited by Megan Bay Dorman

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