Damian Le Bas

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Damian Le Bas is a writer, poet and occasional filmmaker. Damian was born in England in 1985 into a large Roma-Traveller family. He won a Richard Southern scholarship to read Theology at Oxford University, graduating with the highest First in his year in 2006. Widely published as a journalist, Damian was for four years editor of Travellers’ Times, the UK’s only magazine for Roma and ethnic Travellers. He has produced several short films and is passionate about the promotion and artistic use of the Romani language. Damian received a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction in 2016. His first book, The Stopping Places, a Romani travelogue, will be published by Chatto & Windus in 2018.