The Female Persuasion is the blockbuster novel from Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings and The Wife. It charts the course of women’s lives from the 1970s to the current day, in an expansive consideration of feminism and the intersection of the personal and political. It also confirms Meg’s status as one of America’s most astute novelists, whose admirers include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Jeffrey Eugenides. Meg meets with Angela Ledgerwood to discuss this timely, witty and on-target new novel.

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Meg Wolitzer (International)

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Meg Wolitzer is the New York Times-bestselling author of numerous books, including The Female Persuasion, The Interestings, and The Wife, which was recently made into an award-winning film starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce. In 2017 Wolitzer was guest editor of The Best American Short Stories. Her short fiction has appeared in McSweeney's, Ploughshares, The Best American Short Stories, and The Pushcart Prize. She also writes books for young people, including most recently To Night Owl from Dogfish, which she co-wrote with children's author Holly Goldberg Sloan. Meg lives in New York City.

Angela Ledgerwood (Australian)

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Angela Ledgerwood is the host and creator of the Lit Up Podcast, a weekly conversation with the world's most provocative writers. She is also a weekly contributor to Future Women and she is Esquire Magazine’s online books columnist. She started her writing career at Interview and Cosmopolitan Magazine in New York. Her nonfiction has appeared in Marie Claire, New York Magazine, The Australian and Condé Nast Traveler. In 2017 she helped program Fast Company’s Innovation Festival and hosted live events at Soho House and NeueHouse in New York. She now splits her time between Sydney and New York.