Damian Barr's Literary Salon

Damian Barr's Literary Salon

Latest Episodes

A special announcement: it’s The End…
September 12, 2023

Our dearest podcast listeners – we have a special, important message for you from our founder Damian Barr, as we say a very fond but sad farewell to the Literary Salon… Some of you have co

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Orchid Hour by Nancy Bilyeau
August 30, 2023

Enjoy an exclusive extract from this page-turning holiday read

BOOK OF THE WEEK: At the Edge of the Woods by Kathryn Bromwich
August 23, 2023

Listen to an extract from this spellbinding new novel...

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Funny Thing About Death by Jo Caulfield
August 16, 2023

Enjoy this reading from actress, writer and comedian Jo Caulfield

BOOK OF THE WEEK: A Country of Eternal Light by Paul Dalgarno
August 09, 2023

This week we’re joined by Paul Dalgarno reading from his thoughtful, existential novel, A Country of Eternal Light. Margaret Bryce has been having a hard time since dying in 2014. In a liminal place,

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Stirrings: A Memoir in Northern Time by Catherine Taylor
August 02, 2023

In this week’s episode, Catherine Taylor reads from her new book The Stirrings: A Memoir in Northern Time, a story about coming of age in the north of England during the 1970s and 80s. Historica

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Tiger Work by Ben Okri
July 26, 2023

Enjoy an exclusive new reading from Booker award-winning writer Ben Okri

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Queen of Dirt Island by Donal Ryan
July 19, 2023

Listen to an exclusive extract from the Irish Times No.1 bestseller

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Fascination by Essie Fox
July 12, 2023

Our next guest on the podcast is Essie Fox, reading from her instant Sunday Times bestseller, The Fascination. It’s a Victorian story about the estranged grandson of a wealthy collector of human curio

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Kala by Colin Walsh
July 05, 2023

A spectacular read for Donna Tartt and Tana French fans