Orwell Prize 2018 Winner Darren McGarvey is an author, performing artist and columnist based in Glasgow. His best-selling 2017 book Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain’s Underclass, blended memoir, journalism and polemic to make an argument that even the left – as well as Conservatives – misunderstand the complexity of poverty as it is experienced and that many traditional ideas on both the left and right are dangerously outdated.’
Darren brings a wealth of personal experience and understanding to a long overdue conversation about the culture of poverty in modern day Britain.