Sarah Schmidt reads from Blue Hour
From Damian Barr’s Literary Salon Podcast
Damian Barr’s Literary Salon tempts the world’s best writers to read exclusively from their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Star guests include Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Yaa Gyasi, Mary Beard, Diana Athill and Louis de Bernières—all in front of a live audience at leading glamorous locations world-wide. Our London home is the Savoy. Suave salonnière Damian Barr is your host.
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Our book of the week is by Australian author Sara Schmidt who was long listed for the Women’s Prize for her book See What I Have Done. In her new novel, Blue Hour, Eleanor is fleeing her marriage in the wee hours with her daughter in the back seat of their car. Haunted by the voice of her mother and her parents’ relationship defined by the second world war, this is a book shaped by conflict and motherhood. It’s poignant, thoughtful and will stay with you long after the final page.
‘One of the authors of the decade’ – Stylist
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