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.


All Episodes

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Claire Alexander reads from ‘Meredith, Alone’

Our book of the week is by Scottish debut author, Claire Alexander. Meredith, Alone is a poignant but optimistic novel about Meredith Maggs, a woman who hasn’t left her...

SALON EXCLUSIVE: DBC Pierre reads from ‘Big Snake Little Snake’

Listen to an exclusive reading from the latest book from the Booker Prize winner

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Jenni Fagan reads from ‘Hex’

An ambitious and powerfully poignant tale of one of the most turbulent moments in Scotland’s history, the north Berwick witch trials.

SALON EXCLUSIVE: a reading from ‘People Person’ by Candice Carty-Williams

Abi Morgan WORLD PREMIERE, at the Literary Salon May 2022

Listen to a world premiere from the BAFTA and Emmy-winning writer of The Split, Suffragette and more

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Dolen Perkins-Valdez reads from ‘Take My Hand’

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Julie Owen Moylan reads from That Green Eyed Girl

Prepare for some sparkling literature that you need to read this summer. That Green Eyed Girl by Julie Owen Moylan has everything we love in a book: a character-driven...

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Patrick McCabe reads from ‘Poguemahone’

Enjoy an entertaining extract from twice Booker-shortlisted author Patrick McCabe

Booker Prize winner Douglas Stuart in conversation with Damian Barr, at the Literary Salon April 2022

EXTRA SPECIAL EPISODE ALERT! Enjoy this full-length Literary Salon with Douglas Stuart, hot-off-the-press! Last week we held a very special evening with Douglas in conversation with Damian at an...

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