Damian James Le Bas is a writer, poet and occasional filmmaker. He was born in England in 1985 into a large Roma-Traveller family. He received a Richard Southern scholarship to study Theology at Oxford University, graduating with the highest First in his year in 2006. Widely published as a journalist, Damian James Le Bas was the editor of Travellers’ Times for four years, 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. He 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 June 2018.