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Unmissable virtual events from Penguin Live, featuring Priyank Chopra Jonas and Bill Gates

For those of you missing London’s literary scene, fear not, for the trusty team at Penguin Live have you covered, part of the world’s leading trade publisher Penguin Random House. Penguin Live has launched a series of unmissable virtual events featuring a stellar lineup of authors and top talent, including Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Bill Gates, Nell Frizzell, Adam Grant and Ray Mears.

Hot off the heels of Four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, who kicked off the series on Monday discussing his latest novel, A Bright Ray of Darkness, Priyanka Chopra Jonas will take to the Penguin Live stage to mark the publication of her much-anticipated memoir Unfinished. Expect to hear insights into Chopra’s childhood in India, her formative teenage years in the United States and her rise to stardom, all whilst she is interviewed by none other than British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful OBE. The event takes place on Thursday 15th February in partnership with Fane Online.

Next in the series, in an exclusive UK event, Bill Gates will be in conversation to celebrate the launch of his new book, How To Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and The Breakthroughs We Need. Gates will share his wide-ranging, practical and accessible plans for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions, and audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions for the Microsoft co-founder. The event takes place on Wednesday 17th February in partnership with How To Academy.

Book-lovers can also look forward to a virtual event with journalist, writer and Vogue columnist Nell Frizzell, who will be in conversation with Pandora Sykes to discuss her new book, The Panic Years. Join Nell and Pandora as they explore the maddening period of transition between adolescence and menopause in a raw, hilarious and beguilingly honest way. The event takes place on Thursday 18th February.

Tickets for all events are available at

Full event line-up:

A Night In with Priyanka Chopra Jonas
15th February 2021, 6:30pm

Bill Gates – How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
17th February 2021, 7:00pm

Nell Frizzell in conversation with Pandora Sykes: The Panic Years
18th February, 7pm

Adam Grant – The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know
Friday 19th February 2021, 6:30pm

Ray Mears: We Are Nature
25th March 2021, 7:30pm

Written by Michelle Tonta

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