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.

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A special announcement: it’s The End…

Our dearest podcast listeners – we have a special, important message for you from our founder Damian Barr, as we say a very fond but sad farewell to the...

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Orchid Hour by Nancy Bilyeau

Enjoy an exclusive extract from this page-turning holiday read

BOOK OF THE WEEK: At the Edge of the Woods by Kathryn Bromwich

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Funny Thing About Death by Jo Caulfield

BOOK OF THE WEEK: A Country of Eternal Light by Paul Dalgarno

This week we’re joined by Paul Dalgarno reading from his thoughtful, existential novel, A Country of Eternal Light. Margaret Bryce has been having a hard time since dying in...

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Stirrings: A Memoir in Northern Time by Catherine Taylor

In this week’s episode, Catherine Taylor reads from her new book The Stirrings: A Memoir in Northern Time, a story about coming of age in the north of England...

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Tiger Work by Ben Okri

Enjoy an exclusive new reading from Booker award-winning writer Ben Okri

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Queen of Dirt Island by Donal Ryan

Listen to an exclusive extract from the Irish Times No.1 bestseller

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Fascination by Essie Fox

Our next guest on the podcast is Essie Fox, reading from her instant Sunday Times bestseller, The Fascination. It’s a Victorian story about the estranged grandson of a wealthy...

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