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Holly Bourne

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Narrated by: Holly Bourne
Length: 14 mins
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Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about her latest novel, How Do You Like Me Now?, is best-selling British author of young adult fiction - and now also adult fiction - Holly Bourne. 

Beginning her career as a news journalist, Bourne then spent six years working as an editor and relationship advisor for youth charity TheSite.org before becoming a full-time author. Known for her critically acclaimed Spinster Club series, Bourne’s latest book, her debut adult title, How Do You Like Me Now?, was published in May 2018. 

Holly Bourne talks to us about how quickly she wrote her latest title, her new direction into adult novels and how she addresses feminism in her writing. 

Listen to How Do You Like Me Now? here.
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Holly on writing, books for adults, and feminism

I loved this interview - Holly is relatable, clear and insightful. Most of the interview focusses on her first book for adults; how that was different to writing for teens; and the importance of feminism in her books and her life.

A couple of lines really stood out and made me think:

1. Writing is one of the most impactful forms of media, because you're literally making the reader hallucinate; and

2. Part of the point of a book is to test the readers' patience, for example by getting them frustrated that the main character hasn't dumped their useless boyfriend yet.

You get the sense that she's thought about how she wants to write in a really creative way, as well as thinking about the messages she wants to get across (especially around feminism and what women should demand out of life). It's great to hear this link it back to her books, where that stuff absolutely shines through.