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

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Eyes Guts Throat Bones by Moïra Fowley

Enjoy this extract from an irresistible collection that explores our darkest impulses and deepest fears, interlaced with stories of queer love

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Nothing Left to Fear from Hell

We’re delighted to bring you a new instalment of The Darkland Tales! In this series, leading Scottish authors offer dramatic retellings of stories from their nation’s history, myth and...

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Arthur and Teddy Are Coming Out

Make room in your heart for our book of the week! Arthur and Teddy Are Coming Out by Ryan Love is the feel-good book you need to read right...

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Bequest by Joanna Margaret

This week we’re bringing you a gripping literary thriller set in the world of dark academia, for fans of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History and Katy Hays The Cloisters. ...

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Shy by Max Porter

An exclusive reading from the bestselling author of Grief Is The Thing With Feathers and Lanny

BOOK OF THE WEEK: White Cat, Black Dog by Kelly Link

This week’s episode is especially for fans of folklore and readers of marvellous myths. White Cat, Black Dog contains seven modern fairytales from Pulitzer Prize finalist Kelly Link, featuring...

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Three Gifts by Mark A. Radcliffe

If you could save the life of a loved one by trading in years of your own life, how many years would you give? How many lives could you...

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Rootless by Krystle Zara Appiah

We love platforming talented new voices on the podcast and this week we’re thrilled to be joined by debut author Krystle Zara Appiah, as she reads from her new...

JOJO MOYES SPECIAL: in conversation about Someone Else’s Shoes

Welcome to this special episode sharing a conversation between Jojo Moyes and Alex Clark about Jojo’s new novel, ‘Someone Else’s Shoes’! Jojo’s novels have sold over 51 million copies...

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