Damian Barr's Literary Salon comes to BBC TV!
Damian Barr’s Literary Salon is coming to a small screen near you this Autumn! 'The Big Scottish Book Club', commissioned by BBC Scotland, is a new arts series celebrating literature and Damian is so excited that more people are going to get to share in the Salon. There will still be events at the Savoy and other lovely venues too.
The show's format is inspired by the Salons you know and love. Each week Damian will meet a trio of acclaimed writers from the worlds of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The show will be filmed live in front of a studio audience in two different locations in Scotland. The Big Scottish Book Club shines a spotlight on Scottish writers while celebrating books and authors from around the world. We're announcing our guests soon and they will be as diverse and exciting as ever.
Commissioning Executive at BBC Scotland Gareth Hydes said: “In conjunction with Damian and IWC, we have worked to give his renowned Salon sessions a Scottish twist for the new channel. There are a lot of good Scottish books and authors to discuss and invite onto the show, but it will also feature the international best sellers, which have got everyone talking.”
Mark Downie, Creative Director of IWC said: “Ever since, as a fan, I first attended Damian’s legendary Literary Salon, I’ve wanted to find a way to bring Damian’s electrifying passion for books and beguiling skills as an interviewer to a TV audience. Thanks to the BBC Scotland channel we now can. As a Scottish producer, we are all thrilled to be making a world class series that celebrates Scottish literature for a channel that seeks to reflect the people of Scotland in all their diversity. Our mission with this series is to inspire the whole country to get reading and create a book group for the entire nation, which everyone is welcome to join.”
For more details visit Damian Barr’s Literary Salon. And do get in touch with suggestions for guests, locations and books!