Pam Ayres has been a writer, broadcaster, and entertainer for over 40 years. Her latest book is her new collection of poems, “You Made Me Late Again!”, published in hardback in September 2013 by Ebury Press, and paperback in 2015. Pam’s autobiography, “The Necessary Aptitude”, was the UK’s best-selling female autobiography of 2011 when it was published by Ebury.
Pam Ayres is one of the few authors who has had books in the Sunday Times bestseller charts in almost every decade since the 1970s. She is the author of several best selling poetry collections, including The Works, With These Hands, Surgically Enhanced and You Made Me Late Again! Many of her poems are in school textbooks around the world including the UK, USA, China, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, South Africa, Ireland and Singapore.
Pam is one of the most popular female comedians in UK theatres, with annual tours selling out every theatre that she plays. She has toured Australia and New Zealand regularly for 35 years, is one of the few solo comediennes to have performed in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House. Pam makes regular appearances in Literary Festivals, including in recent years Dubai, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, and Hay-on-Wye.
Pam Ayres has performed on several occasions for HM The Queen, and in 2004 was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
“This session was one of my highlights of Hay Festival this year because I laughed so hard that my stomach ached for hours afterwards and it is wonderful to witness a true craftswoman practice her art.(Hay Festival 2015)
“Her wistful, funny and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life.“ (Sunday Times)
“Her humour, which verges on the black at times, is contagious and so original.“ (Daily Telegraph)
“A national treasure. There are clear comparisons between Pam and Sir John Betjeman.“ (Daily Express)