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

ADAM FARRER’S PODCAST BOOK CHOICES

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.