GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS out in paperback today

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Emer O’Toole’s witty and intelligent GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS is published by Orion today. For fans of Caitlin Moran, in GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS Emer encourages young women to explore the issues surrounding their gender, and to face them with confidence. The book examines the performance aspect to being a woman, and what it really means to “act like a girl”.

Emer will be on Woman’s Hour today to celebrate the publication, so be sure to tune in at 10am.

GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS was the number one book pick for February in Stylist Magazine, and was on the Guardian List of 150 Arts Essentials for 2015. The Irish Times also listed it in their Biography and Memoir picks for 2015, and will review in full this weekend, with their preview: "Anna Carey reviews Girls Will be Girls by Emer O’Toole, a witty, engaging appeal for everybody to stop conforming so rigidly to gender stereotypes."

Emer wrote for The Guardian Weekend Mag on Top Ten Things Feminism Has Ruined for her.

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Emer O’Toole on Open Book this weekend

Emer O’Toole will be on BBC Radio Four’s Open Book this weekend. She’s talking ‘Young Feminist Literature’ with Mariella Frostrup and Laura Bates from Everyday Sexism. The program will be broadcast on 20 April at 16:00, and repeated on 24 April at 15:30. You can also listen to the program after its first broadcast on Sunday on iPlayer.


Emer O'Toole is a theatre scholar and writer. She contributes to the Guardian, blogs for the popular feminist site Vagenda, and is currently writing her first book, GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS, to be published by Orion in November 2014.