Darren McGarvey

Author   |   Musician   |   Social Commentator


Darren McGarvey’s Common People – the brand-new podcast from the Orwell Prize and BAFTA-winning author – makes landfall at the Fringe for a week of live recording. With a special guest every night, a Q&A and the usual blend of politics and humour, McGarvey will deliver a night to remember with gratuitous use of the c-word – class – throughout.


Darren McGarvey’s Addictions won Factual Series at the BAFTA Awards Scotland ceremony on the 20th of November 2022.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners.


The Social Distance Between Us: How Remote Politics Wrecked Britain (Hardback)

'The standout, authentic voice of a generation' Herald

'Utterly compelling' Ian Rankin, New Statesman

'McGarvey is a rarity: a working-class writer who has fought to make the middle-class world hear what he has to say' Nick Cohen, Guardian

Check out the latest on Darren's 2018 Orwell Prize-winning book "Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass."



Keep up to date on the latest music tracks by Darren "Loki" McGarvey.

Keep up to date on the latest music tracks by Darren "Loki" McGarvey.


Follow all the latest on Darren's social commentary as he navigates a difficult 2018 political landscape.

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