Adam Farrer is a creative nonfiction writer and spoken word performer based in Manchester. He is the editor of The Real Story, an Arts Council England-funded online publisher and spoken word event series, working to nurture creative non-fiction talent in the UK.

His writing can be found in numerous publications, while in 2019 he became the inaugural writer-in-residence for Peel Park, Salford.

He has performed his work at a number of arts and literature festivals, and has also run workshops on creative non-fiction writing and spoken word skills for a number of festivals and conferences, and the University of Salford.

Adam was recently awarded a ‘Developing Your Creative Practice’ grant by Arts Council England to complete his first book, a memoir in essays, titled – The Lost Villages of Holderness.

Listen to Adam Farrer on the Read All About It podcast HERE


1. Favourite book from childhood
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend

2. Favourite book from teenage/university (formative) years
Lonesome Traveller by Jack Kerouac

3 A book you would recommend to anyone
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

4. A book you couldn’t be paid to read again.
It was a toss up between this and Heart of Darkness, but Hard Landing by Stephen Leather

5. The last book you read or are currently reading.
The Gathering Tide by Karen Lloyd.