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Two Authors Announce First Books in Over 10 Years

It’s a big week for book release announcements! Margaret Atwood’s first standalone novel in 15 years will be published on September 24, while Gregory Davis Roberts is set to release a sequel to Shantaram 10 years after the release of the original. Atwood’s book, The Heart Goes Last, will be published by Bloomsbury (UK) and Random House (US) and is described as “wickedly funny and deeply disturbing” as it’s set in a world in the near future when lawful people are locked up and the lawless are free.

Additionally, Little, Brown will publish Australian author Gregory David Roberts’ sequel to Shantaram on October 13. The Mountain Shadow picks up two years after the original left off, as Lin searches for love and faith in a changed Bombay. The series is based on Roberts’ own experiences of a life on the run in Bombay.

Cover image for The Heart Goes Last and draft cover art for The Shadow Mountain (Random House/Little, Brown). 

In other book news, Stephen King is set to release his new collection of short stories that will feature insights on the writing process and 20 new stories. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams will be published on November 3 and will give King’s first insights into the writing process since the 2000 release of On Writing.  

Are you excited to read these new books? Let us know in the comments.