A Night In with Emma Gannon

A Night In with Emma Gannon

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A Night In with Emma Gannon

24 June 2021

To mark the paperback publication of Olive

‘Too many options’ sounds like a good problem to have — until it starts to paralyse us…

Thought-provoking and clever, Olive is the debut novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, speaker, and podcast host, Emma Gannon; it’s a story of modern womanhood, expectations, and the courage it takes – still – to divert from female stereotypes created by men.

OLIVE is many things.

Independent. Adrift. Anxious. Loyal. Kind. Knows her own mind.

It’s ok that she’s still figuring it all out, navigating her world without a compass. But life comes with expectations, there are choices to be made, boxes to tick and – sometimes – stereotypes to fulfil. And when her best friends’ lives start to branch away towards marriage and motherhood, leaving the path they’ve always followed together, Olive starts to question her choices – because life according to Olive looks a little bit different.

Join Emma in conversation for this virtual event, as she explores what inspired her to write Olive. She’ll touch upon the themes of her modern tale, such as the overwhelming need to feel that we are living ‘our best lives’ and the paralysing act of making choices - from the everyday decisions of choosing which emoji best represents our mood, to the bigger life questions (do I say yes to a new job? Is marriage still a thing?) to the major-impact decisions of whether to become a parent. Emma will also consider what it takes to question society’s milestones, growing up and growing apart, and how we can remind ourselves that life is not one-size-fits-all.

With Emma’s trademark warmth, humour and honesty, don’t miss the opportunity to join this vital and engaging conversation about the obstacle course of adulthood, milestone decisions and the ‘taboo’ about choosing not to have children.

‘It’ll give a voice to countless women’ MARIAN KEYES

‘Utterly distinctive’ EMMA JANE UNSWORTH

Dates, Venues & Times
  • 24 June 2021
  • 18:30
  • Online Stream

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