After the success of Maggie & Me, a bestselling memoir of growing up gay in 1980s Scotland, Damian Barr presents his hotly anticipated debut novel You Will Be Safe Here. Its interweaving narratives build around the tender depiction of Willem – sensitive, effeminate, at odds with his Afrikaner world. The novel is based on the true story of a teenager who was killed in a South African camp that promised to turn boys into ‘real men’. He talks about it to Richard Holloway.
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Earlier Event: 10 AugustCLASS ACTS - Kit de Waal with Damian Barr
Later Event: 11 AugustGREAT ESSAYISTS - Alexander Chee & Sinéad Gleeson with Damian Barr