More Like Oli Write: YouTuber Announces First Novel

25 January 2016, 11:41 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:13

We the Unicorns

By Benedict Townsend

Acclaimed writer Oli White has a book coming out

Chaucer, Dickins, Oli White - the great writers of our time. When one thinks of great literature, these are the visionary wordsmiths that immediately spring to mind. Well great news, fiction fans, because leading luminary Oli White (of OliWhiteTV fame) has announced that he is pouring his trademark creativity into a debut novel, which will be published later this year.



The book, which is already hotly-tipped to take home 2016's Man Booker prize, is entitled 'Generation Next' and will be released on May 31st 2016. The novel will focus on the exploits of 'Jack', a teenager who finds success after creating his very own social media platform (the eponymous 'Generation Next'). Caspar Lee was among the first to praise Oli for finally unleashing his much-lauded writing skills:


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We don't know what the book will contain exactly, but we have written a fake extract of what we think the book will be like. Enjoy:


" ‘Huh,” said Jack, running a hand through his messy bed hair. “It says here we even have fans in China!”

“What! Lemme see that!” Said Samantha, his vlogger girlfriend with a rebellious heart. She pulled the laptop closer and logged into the Net Sphere. “These hits are global!” She cried.

“Looks like we’re going viral!” Said Jack, with his trademark cheeky smile. "


You can find out more about this next-Harry Potter, in Oli's announcement video below and you can preorder the book here: