Damian Le Bas
Damian Le Bas is a writer and occasional filmmaker from West Sussex, England. His first book, The Stopping Places: a Journey through Gypsy Britain, is an exploration of Gypsy and Traveller history told through a year spent travelling around the country's old nomadic halting sites. It won a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Non-fiction, was a BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week', and was shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year. In 2019 he presented the BBC4 documentary A Very British History: Romany Gypsies.
Alongside Gypsy and other less well known histories of Britain, Damian has written poetry and prose about the sea, the Bible, hill forts, paganisms and so-called 'Outsider Art'. He lives and works mostly in Sussex and Kent.
You can read an interview with Damian in Hinterland Issue 1.