Damian Barr
You Will Be Safe Here

Damian Barr’s piercing memoir, Maggie & Me, marked him out as a powerful and original writer; and his legendary literary salons bear witness to his exceptional taste. Now, Barr has published his first novel, You Will Be Safe Here, which ranges from the Boer War to a young man’s struggles in contemporary Johannesburg and has already gained plaudits from Graham Norton, Jojo Moyes and Marian Keyes.

In conversation with Rowan Pelling, journalist and Festival Patron

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