Pam Ayres has been a writer, broadcaster, and entertainer for 40 years, and is one of the few authors who has had books in the Sunday Times bestseller charts in 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’s most recent books have been her autobiography, THE NECESSARY APTITUDE, which was the UK’s best-selling female autobiography in 2011, and in 2013 her book of poetry, YOU MADE ME LATE AGAIN!, which went straight into the Sunday Times best-seller lists.
Funny and approachable, Pam Ayres’ poetry sounds simple, as though dashed off, but this is deceptive. Her hair-trigger timing, her eye for the detail of everyday life, and for the absurdity therein, makes for an art that hides art.
Pam is one of the most popular female comedians performing in UK theatres, selling out everywhere she plays. Pam has also toured Australia and New Zealand since the late 1970s, and is one of the few comediennes to have played the concert hall in the Sydney Opera House.
Pam has performed her solo show at a Private Gala at St. James’ Palace in the presence of HM The Queen. 2014 saw Pam as one of the few British authors who appeared in the Gala Opening of the 2014 Emirates Dubai Literary Festival. 2015 saw Pam appear in front of a packed audience at the Hay Festival, and playing to standing room only in the Comedy Tent at the Cornbury Music Festival.
Pam is a regular on Radio 4’s Just A Minute, and has recently been commissioned by Radio 4 to record the sixth series of Ayres On The Air.