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Damian Barr's Literary Salon

Damian Barr's Literary Salon lures the world’s best writers to the world's best venues to read to you from their latest greatest works. You, of course, make the event very special indeed.  Our London home is the storied and fabulous Lancaster Ballroom at the Savoy.

Bret Easton Ellis, David Nicholls, Jojo Moyes, AM Homes, John Waters, James Frey and Diana Athill are just some of the writers who've graced the Salon since we started at Shoreditch House in 2008. Alongside established names we showcase the most promising emerging writers. All sharing new stories just for you.

We've appeared at Cheltenham Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe and Wilderness. We've popped up in Moscow, Istanbul, Sao Paolo and Berlin with the British Council and have more destinations in mind. Partners include Hay, The Man Booker Prize and the BBC National Short Story Award.

If you can't make it along you can catch us on iTunes: We recommend having a cocktail in hand while you listen.

If you like drinking AND thinking check out A Book and A Bottle where we recommend  #novelpairings for your drinking and reading pleasure. See for monthly column, podcast and gift subscription.  With support from with Corney & Barrow and Foyles.


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