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Damian Barr
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Damian Barr is a journalist for over ten years writing for The Times. 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 infamous Literary Salon at Shoreditch House. Damian Barr was named Writer of the Year at the 2013 Stonewall Awards. He lives in Brighton, England.

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10 Tips for Writing a Memoir That Sells

(1) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 12:02 PM

Fiction is the willing suspension of disbelief--the reader knows they're being kidded. The novelist's job is to make them forget this. With memoir, the reader needs to believe you're telling the truth. As a child I was told nobody would believe me so I pretended to be clumsy to explain...

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Surviving Margaret Thatcher

(4) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 7:43 AM

Damian Barr is the author of the memoir Maggie & Me ($19.03, Bloomsbury) about growing up under the regime of Margaret Thatcher.

I cried when I heard you were dead. Just as I cried in the classroom on Wednesday 28 November 1990 when you were ousted from Downing...

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