Damien Barr on You Will Be Safe Here

Georgina Godwin talks to Damian Barr about his acclaimed South Africa-set debut novel 'You Will Be Safe Here'.

The Nook, Cheltenham

Saturday 12th October, 2019 @ 5:15 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers
  • Signing


About the Event

Damian Barr is the award-winning writer of the memoir Maggie & Me. He discusses his acclaimed South Africa-set debut novel You Will Be Safe Here, which explores legacies of abuse, redemption and the strength of the human spirit.

Venue Information

The Nook
Montpellier Gardens
GL50 1UW
United Kingdom

About the Book

You Will Be Safe Here
You Will Be Safe Here

Damian Barr

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date:4 Apr 2019


3.75 out of 5
7 reviews
"Barr is a natural storyteller"
The Times
"sensitively done"
The Sunday Times
"a poignant debut novel"
The Guardian
"a very fine novel"
Irish Times
"Barr has written a novel pleasurably rich with lines that would lose half their power if they lost just one of their words"
The Herald
"brave, compassionate and beautifully written"
Daily Mail
"(an) eye-opening and meticulously researched novel"
The Spectator