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: Adriana Trigiani reads from ‘The Good Left Undone’

A sun-drenched mid-century novel from the international bestselling author

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Joanna Cannon reads from ‘A Tidy Ending’

If you love a whodunnit then we’ve got just the thing to satisfy that craving. A Tidy Ending by Joanna Cannon is a novel about Linda, an ordinary middle-aged...

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Yasmin Cordery Khan reads from ‘Edgware Road’

You may have noticed the rise in popularity of compelling novels written across dual timelines. We say: the more the merrier! This week we’re spotlighting one such novel, Edgware...

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Maggie Gee reads from ‘The Red Children’

In times of need we turn to literature. Maggie’s Gee’s timely modern fable The Red Children is our featured title this week, and just the tonic we all need...

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Maddie Mortimer reads from ‘Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies’

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Lauren John Joseph reads from ‘At Certain Points We Touch’

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Lily Dunn reads from ‘Sins of My Father’

An extract from the dazzling new memoir that’s ‘a victory of self-knowledge and compassion’

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Gale reads from ‘Mother’s Boy’

This week’s episode is for our listeners who love historical fiction. Mother’s Boy by Patrick Gale is a finely wrought novel that centres around Cornwall, class, desire and two...

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Ed O’Loughlin reads from ‘The Last Good Funeral of the Year’

Soon, the lockdown would start. People would die alone, without any proper ceremony. Charlotte’s death would be washed away, the first drop in a downpour. Nobody knew it then...

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