Edinburgh International Book Festival
Wed 14 Aug 2024
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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The Front List: Dolly Alderton in conversation with Yomi Adegoke image

Dolly Alderton is a self-confessed over-sharer. ‘All I want to do is tell everyone everything. I connect with people through the details of life.’ This sharing – of the good, the bad, and the messy bits of living – has become Alderton’s trademark.
Her wildly popular debut memoir, Everything I Know About Love, celebrated the sheer joy, romance, and complexity of female friendship, while her follow up novel, Ghosts, cemented her reputation as one of the sharpest chroniclers of modern times, and modern relationships.In Good Material, Andy – a male comedian who never won the Perrier Award – has just lost the woman who he believed to be the love his life. He’s floundering, broken hearted, and a bit of a dick, to be honest.
Join Alderton as she talks about this very modern novel about class and comedy, heartbreak, male friendship, and why you should always seek to find the other side of the story.