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Atlantic lines up title from Hitchens
01.01.70 | Katie Allen
Atlantic Books will be releasing a new book by Christopher Hitchens next year, following the journalist's death from cancer yesterday (15th December).
The title will be a memoir called Mortality, collecting his essays on death which were first published in Vanity Fair, the magazine for which he was a contributing editor. It will be published in early 2012.
His other works include his autobiography Hitch-22, published last year, and God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.
Atlantic c.e.o. and publisher Toby Mundy said: "There is no-one like Christopher Hitchens. He was the most brilliant and versatile non-fiction writer of modern times, whose prodigious output was of stunningly high quality, a showcase for his vast range, deep knowledge and fierce wit.
"When he was diagnosed with cancer, he faced it with characteristic honesty, courage and rigour. It has been an honour to be his publisher for the last seven years. He is, quite simply, irreplaceable."
Hitchens was born in 1949, attended Oxford, and wrote for publications including the New Statesman and weekly US magazine the Nation. He was an outspoken supporter of the Iraq war, as well as a vocal atheist.