ITEM: “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.