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Rushdie, Grisham to release new books in 2017

New releases by Salman Rushdie and John Grisham have been announced for publication in 2017.

Jonathan Cape will publish Rushdie’s 13th novel, The Golden House, in September, reports the Guardian. The book will follow a young American filmmaker who becomes involved with a secretive, tragedy-haunted family, against a backdrop that depicts the past eight years of political and social history in the US, beginning with Barack Obama’s inauguration and spanning the rise of conservative group the Tea Party, ‘gamergate’, identity politics and ‘the insurgence of a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic, media-savvy villain sporting make-up and coloured hair’.

Michal Shavit, publishing director at Jonathan Cape, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, and the book will be simultaneously released in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa and Germany.

John Grisham’s new standalone literary thriller, Camino Island, will be released by Hodder in June, reports the Bookseller. It depicts the hunt for rare, stolen F Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts in a Florida writing community.

Grisham’s UK editor Oliver Johnson describes the book as ‘an addictive thriller with a high stakes mixture of suspense, invaluable stolen manuscripts and a wonderful heroine sent to infiltrate a close-knit writerly community’. ‘It’s a totally addictive summer read—and will make you see the world of bookselling in a whole new light!’ said Johnson.


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