|Born||20 July 1976|
|Alma mater||Lancaster University|
|Home town||Newarthill, Scotland|
Damian Leighton Barr FRSA (born 20 July 1976) is a writer, columnist, and playwright. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and host of the Literary Salon at Shoreditch House, which also encompasses the Reading Weekend. He lives in Brighton, Sussex. In 2014, he presented several editions of the BBC Radio 4 cultural programme Front Row.
Barr's first book was published in 2006 by Hodder & Stoughton. Get It Together: How To Survive Your Quarterlife Crisis was the first book concerned with the quarter-life crisis to be published in the UK. It was inspired by a column Barr wrote for The Times in 2001–03 about graduate work and life. Barr's second book is Maggie & Me, a memoir of growing up in small-town Scotland during the Thatcher years. Bloomsbury acquired the book at auction in July 2010 and it was published in the UK in April 2013. Barr received a 2018 University of Otago Scottish Writers Fellowship, which is based at the Pah Homestead in Auckland, New Zealand. He is currently completing a novel set in South Africa.
- Meakin, Nione (6 April 2011). "A brand new chapter". The Argus. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
- Get it Together: A Guide to Surviving Your Quarterlife Crisis. Amazon.co.uk: Damian Barr: Books
- "Solzhenitsyn stories head rights deals". The Bookseller. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
- "Barr drawn to Scottish feel of city". The Otago Daily Times. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
- "Maggie & Me". Radio Times.
- Lesley McDowell, "Damian Barr is in two minds about memories of Margaret Thatcher", Herald Scotland, 10 August 2013.