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: Ashley Audrain reads from ‘The Push’

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Charmaine Wilkerson reads from ‘Black Cake’

Enjoy an excerpt from the debut novel everyone’s talking about, and Oprah’s making a television series from!

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Jon Ransom reads from ‘The Whale Tattoo’

It’s LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK! We’re celebrating with the release of an episode featuring Jon Ransom’s debut novel The Whale Tattoo. It’s a fine work of queer...

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Osman Yousefzada reads from ‘The Go-Between’

An enlightening memoir from the world-famous artist and fashion designer

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Jo Browning Wroe reads from ‘A Terrible Kindness’

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Megan Nolan reads from ‘Acts of Desperation’

Welcome back listeners to a new year of unmissable books that we can’t wait to share with you. This week we’re bringing you a reading from Irish author Megan...

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Amor Towles reads from ‘The Lincoln Highway’

SALON EXCLUSIVE: Antti Tuomainen reads from ‘The Rabbit Factor’

The award-winning Finnish author and master of Scandi-noir reads from his dark new thriller

SALON EXCLUSIVE: ‘In Every Mirror She’s Black’ by Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström

A sexy, surprising, searing debut about love, loss, desire, and the many dimensions of Black womanhood.

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