On episode 59, our guest is Dolly Alderton, who’s probably best known as one half of the High Low. Dolly is also a successful journalist and columnist, and her novel, Ghosts, is forthcoming later this year. Her bestselling memoir Everything I Know About Love came out in the UK in 2018, and is finally out in the US this month, in hardcover, ebook and also audio. We covered  her favourite literary friendships, how it feels to write a novel after writing a memoir,  the challenges and joys of working closely with a good friend on a hugely successful project, and more.

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Books Mentioned on the Podcast:

Everything I Know About Love, by Dolly Alderton

Ghosts, by Dolly Alderton

My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante

Standard Deviation, by Katherine Heiny

Bridget Jones’s Diary, by Helen Fielding

Your Voice in My Head, by Emma Forrest

The Hungover Games, by Sophie Heawood

The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes

The Sea, the Sea, by Iris Murdoch

Me, by Elton John

Silver Sparrow, by Tayari Jones

Reckless Daughter: a Portrait of Joni Mitchell, by David Yaffe

High Times, Hard Times, by Anita O’Day

A Theatre for Dreamers, by Polly Sampson

Actress, by Anne Enright

Nothing To See Here, by Kevin Wilson

The Pisces, by Melissa Broder

Actress, by Anne Enright

My Dark Vanessa, by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe


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