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Benjamin Dean talks to Jack Edwards

How to Die Famous

Hay Festival 2024, 

Peep through the lens of an undercover teen journalist following the lives of Gen Z’s rich and famous… In conversation with the internet’s resident librarian Jack Edwards, award-winning author Benjamin Dean (The King is Dead) draws on his previous career as a celebrity journalist, examining the dark underbelly of showbiz. Come and get the low-down on his deliciously dark and addictive thriller.

On the face of things, Abel is Hollywood’s latest teen star, but in fact he’s on a mission to expose the entertainment industry and the part it played in his brother’s ‘accidental’ death. He soon discovers that beneath the glittering surface of fame lies a darker world of secrecy, scandal and murder.

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Benjamin Dean talks to Jack Edwards