315: A (platonic) date with Damian Barr

article-2349973-1A8FF400000005DC-244_306x480ITEM: “I am offering to take the winner for a Manhattan (or two) and serious literary gossip in Soho (or Brighton, if they want a wander by the sea). I’ll also give them a signed copy of Maggie & Me and, if they want, a reading.”

BIO: Damian Barr has been a journalist for over ten years writing mostly for The Times but also the Independent, Telegraph, Financial Times, Guardian, Evening Standard and Granta. He is the author of Get It Together: A Guide to Surviving Your Quarterlife Crisis, featured on Richard & Judy, and has co-written two plays for BBC Radio 4. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Faculty at the School of Life and host of the Shoreditch House Literary Salon. He lives in Brighton. Twitter: @Damian_Barr

Maggie & Me is a touching and darkly witty memoir about surviving and thriving in Thatcher’s Britain; a story of growing up gay in a straight world and coming out the other side in spite of, and maybe because of, the Iron Lady.

About K

YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.


  1. Shona

    i’ll start off with £50

  2. susie boyt


  3. Got to be worth it! Heard the book on Radio 4. Was wonderful. Reminded me so much of growing up.
    Not that I have much!

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